Thursday, June 11, 2009


#45 Bob 'Hoot' Gibson is the first player I've chosen to represent the period in baseball that I enjoyed watching and playing as a young boy.
This card is a 2009 Topps short printed card #415. It is a great card that shows him delivering a pitch off the mound at Shea Stadium. His career statistics on the back of the card indicate that he had 6 league leading and 4 tied pitching records. His best year was in 1968 when he obtained 4 of the league leading pitching records including a 1.12 ERA during the 'live ball' era. That same year he won the NL MVP and Cy Young Awards. Another interesting fact is that his most career strikeouts of 41 was against Willie Stargell.

Seasons G GS CG W L PCT ERA SHO IP H ER HR BB SO
17 (1959-1975) 528 482 255 251 174 .591 2.91 56 3,884.1 3,279 1,258 257 1,336 3,117

2 comments:

goldenlegend said...

Bob Gibson was the most terrifying pitcher of the Golden Age. I rank himn just behind Sandy Koufax.

How do you define Golden Age of Baseball? I have many opinions.

Bill S

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NYBBNUT said...

For me, the Golden Age of baseball was the 60's when I was a young boy and watched great future HOF pitchers like Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Whitey Ford. Also young pitchers like Jim Palmer, Fergie Jenkins, Tom Seaver, Catfish Hunter were just starting out as the decade was closing. In addition, I had the fortune to see great legend players like Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Al Kaline, Brooks and Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, and many more stars. I think these were the best years to watch baseball.