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1. Bob Gibson (Baseball legends)
2. Bob Gibson Baseball Legends
3. The Bob Gibson story (Baseball
4. How to Pitch (Major league Baseball
5. BASEBALL DIGESTJan 1968 Bob Gibson
6. Major League Baseball Pitching
7. Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall
8. Stranger to the Game: The Autobiography
9. Strike Zone! Over 60 Rapid Sequence
10. Major League Baseball Players
12. Gibson, Bob (1935): An entry from
13. Omaha Cardinals Players: Bob Gibson
14. Baseball's Greatest Players: The

1. Bob Gibson (Baseball legends)
by Bill Deane
 Paperback: 64 Pages (1994)
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A biography of the baseball player who pitched the Cardinals to World Series victories in 1964 and 1967. ... Read more

2. Bob Gibson Baseball Legends
by Bill Deane
 Hardcover: Pages (1994-01-01)

Asin: B00106EZZ4
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3. The Bob Gibson story (Baseball greats)
by Gary Fox
 Unknown Binding: 23 Pages (1993)

Asin: B0006P63OG
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4. How to Pitch (Major league Baseball Players Guides)
by Dick Bosman, Dave Boswell, Bob Gibson, Ferguson Jenkins, Juan Marichal, Phil Niekro, Gary Nolan, Claude Osteen, Gaylord Perry, Tom Seaver
 Hardcover: 81 Pages (1971)

Isbn: 044804465X
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Thirteen professional pitchers give tips on delivering various types of pitches, developing the pitching strategy of a game, and fielding the pitcher's position. ... Read more

5. BASEBALL DIGESTJan 1968 Bob Gibson Cover
by Various
 Paperback: Pages (1968)

Asin: B000NGSH1K
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6. Major League Baseball Pitching Coaches: Christy Mathewson, Bob Gibson, Bob Miller, Orel Hershiser, Jim Kaat, Lew Burdette, Roger Mcdowell
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Chapters: Christy Mathewson, Bob Gibson, Bob Miller, Orel Hershiser, Jim Kaat, Lew Burdette, Roger Mcdowell, Harvey Haddix, Ron Guidry, Bob Lemon, Bill Mckechnie, Rick Peterson, Wilbert Robinson, Dave Righetti, Johnny Sain, Burt Hooton, Dave Stewart, Claude Osteen, Dave Ferriss, Bob Mcclure, Wes Westrum, Roger Craig, Mike Flanagan, Freddie Fitzsimmons, Larry Jansen, Dick Pole, Cot Deal, Johnny Podres, Sal Maglie, Tim Belcher, Don Mcmahon, Bud Black, Ted Lyons, Larry Sherry, Bob Welch, Dick Bosman, Mel Stottlemyre, Bob Turley, Brent Strom, Norm Sherry, Ron Perranoski, Darrell Johnson, Jack Aker, Dave Wallace, Dave Duncan, Rick Honeycutt, Bruce Kison, Phil Regan, Pat Dobson, Bill Monbouquette, Frank Shellenback, Rich Gale, Eddie Lopat, Art Fowler, Charlie Hough, Andy Hawkins, Jim Lett, Mark Davis, Mike Roarke, Harry Brecheen, Bill Fischer, Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., Ray Miller, Hub Kittle, Sammy Ellis, Whit Wyatt, Joe Kerrigan, Jim Colborn, Larry Shepard, Mace Brown, Stan Williams, Howie Pollet, Marv Grissom, Bob Gebhard, Ray Berres, Larry Rothschild, Les Moss, Nardi Contreras, Leo Mazzone, Joe Coleman, Billy Connors, Tom Hume, John Farrell, Tom Ferrick, Steve Mccatty, Jim Hickey, Rube Walker, Dick Such, Marcel Lachemann, Bruce Dal Canton, Cal Mclish, Fred Martin, Tony Cloninger, Jim Owens, Vern Ruhle, Lefty Phillips, Hugh Mulcahy, Jim Turner, Ken Mcbride, Charlie Wagner, Bill Campbell, Chuck Hartenstein, Mike Maddux, Bob Milliken, Chris Bosio, Bobby Cuellar, Mel Queen, Dan Warthen, Bob Cluck, Al Widmar, Al Jackson, Bryan Price, Ernie White, George Bamberger, Lee Stange, Joe Becker, Mike Brown, Joe Dobson, Brad Arnsberg, Oscar Acosta, Bill Posedel, Bill Castro, Billy Muffett, Frank Funk, Mel Wright, Frank Reberger, Herm Starrette, Randy St. Claire, Carl Willis, Larry Bearnarth, Mark Connor, Harry Dorish, Rick Adair, Bob Apodaca, Bill Burwell, Dewey Robinson, Curt Young, Juan Nieves, Mike Couchee, Glenn Gregson, Bruce Walton, Al Ni...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=9019850 ... Read more

7. Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall of Fame Pitcher & a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game is Played
by Bob Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Lonnie Wheeler
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2009-09-22)
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Reggie Jackson and Bob Gibson offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand America's pastime from their unique insider perspective.

Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored.

Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in Sixty Feet, Six Inches, these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it was, is, and should be played. Their one-of-a-kind insider stories recall a who's who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. This is an unforgettable baseball history by two of its most influential superstars. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Two Greats Talking Baseball
If a World Series were on the line, who would I want to pitch and who would I want to hit?For me, there is no question that Bob Gibson would pitch.And Reggie is one of handful of truly great post-season hitters I would want at the plate (his peers include Gehrig, Ruth, Aaron, George Brett, Manny Ramirez, Clemente, Foxx, and Jeter).Bringing these two great players together to talk baseball is a stroke of genius, particularly given their very different personalities.

Given Reggie's overbearing personality, loud talk, and insecurities, and given the nature of baseball as a team game, I was not a fan of Reggie until the end of his great post-season run.It was only when he single-handedly beat the Brewers in Game 5 of the 1981 special division series did it finally dawn on me:how many times does this guy have to put a team on his back and carry it before you appreciate him as a great player?And all of the literature that has come down since then does tend to confirm that Reggie was a good team-mate.This book will also help raise Reggie in your esteem.He was a careful student of the game.

Gibson is Gibson, and this book conveys his enormous heart, skill, and fierce competitiveness.Gibson is sometimes criticized as a bean-baller, but this book does a good job of rebutting this and conveying Gibson's point of view.Gibson owned the outside of the plate.To do that he could not let players lean over the inside, and he had no problem with the brushback.

Gibson and Reggie speak eloquently on their struggles against racism in the 60s and 70s.It's not possible to understand these two without the context provided by these struggles.

It is a testament to Gibson's honesty that Gibson admits he "doesn't know" whether he would have taken steroids during the 90s.If batters were doing it and other pitchers were doing it, how else do you compete?This sentiment explains exactly why so many got caught up with performance enhancing drugs -- including someone as fundamentally decent as Andy Pettite or as Bob Gibson for that matter had he been born 30 years later.

Lots of inside baseball stuff for the true baseball aficionado -- but also interesting for the more casual fan.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inside the Minds of Two Legends
To the casual fan, the duel between a pitcher and an opposing batter seems mundane.The pitcher tries to throw his best pitch and the hitter tries to make solid contact to reach base safely.Historically, the pitcher wins these match-ups well over 70% of the time; yet in game situations, those odds mean nothing.This is where the crucial strategies are engaged, and greatness is now measured by how well each player handles the pressure.

Two Hall of Fame greats, Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson have collaborated on a fascinating perspective of what really goes on between the sixty feet, six inches that separates pitcher from batter.In a most engaging and entertaining manner, we are treated to the entire thought process that goes on in the minds of the great hurler and the great slugger, with each at bat; with each pitch.The end result is a unique perspective from a couple of outspoken superstars, and their recollections will entertain and inform, in a way that's rarely been captured.

Perhaps this will debunk the myth that Gibson was a ruthless head-hunter; an angry competitor who seemed to despise the opposing batter.Not really; certainly Gibby took umbrage to anyone violating a certain code of conduct when batting against him; rarely did that happen.For the most part, he went about his business, trying to set the batter up in a strategic manner to expedite his trip back to the bench.Usually, that meant keeping his pitches out of the hitter's "wheel house"; low and away, with varying degrees of velocity or break to the pitches.If he felt the hitter was taking the liberty to predict this course of action too frequently, Gibby would deliver a wake up call with a screaming fastball well inside.

Jackson, of course, was no slouch at the plate; especially when the spotlight was on in key situations.They didn't call him Mr October for nothing.His thought process was well devised and quite successful over the years.When he outfoxed the opposing battery, the results were usually tape measure shots to another zip code.At times, he'd concede a certain portion of the plate to look for a pitch he could handle; one he could extend his powerful arms and take a healthy cut.

The only regret baseball fans might have is that these two legendary performers never faced each other during regular season or post season play.There may have been a time or two when they squared off during an All-Star Game, but alas, when the real competition ensued, each player performed their October magic against other foes.

This particular work is as close as it gets to big time pressure situations, and for any true fan of the game, it's certainly worth the price of admission.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great inside view
Great for a serious baseball fan.The casual fan may not enjoy it as much.But if you are a big time baseball fan (and not necessarily of either player or their respective teams), you'll get a lot out of this book.There's a lot of humor in it, too, as the two players banter back and forth a little, showing the difference in perspective between the plate and the mound.You'll especially love this book if you appreciate "old-school", hard-nosed baseball the way it used to be played.

5-0 out of 5 stars Eavesdropping In Copperstown
"Sixty Feet, Six Inches" is a spellbinding dialogue about baseball between two of the game's greatest, Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson.Gibson gives the perspective from the mound, while Jackson gives the view from the plate.This book immerses the reader into the game to a depth that few have never known.For a casual baseball fan like me, the finer points of the game hold the interest from start to finish.Listening to them both orate on the importance of the count, the type of pitch to throw or how to pick the right pitch to hit shows the baseball to be much more of a mind game than I had ever imagined.

After leading the reader through strategy and tactics, the two stars express their views on a variety of factors affecting the national pastime.We hear their views on the stars they faced, umpires, fans, owners, managers, the press, free agency, the reserve clause, salaries, race, steroids and changes in the game since their playing days, just to name a few.

This is a great book for any baseball fan.Bob and Reggie obviously have a high respect for each other.There are no dirty secrets revealed here.It is like sitting in the lobby of the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown during induction week, eavesdropping on the greats as they share old times.Don't miss it.Pick up and read.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sixty Feet Six Inches
Amazon books were to be $9.99.I will buy this at Borders before I will pay Amazon more than the prices it promised when I got my 3 KindlesSam Carter San Francisco. ... Read more

8. Stranger to the Game: The Autobiography of Bob Gibson
by Bob Gibson, Lonnie Wheeler
Paperback: 286 Pages (1996-03-01)
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Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson has always been one of baseball's most uncompromising stars. Gibson's no-holds-barred autobiography recounts the story of his life, from barnstorming around the segregated South with Willie Mays' black all stars to his astonishing later career as a three-time World Series winner and one of the game's all-time greatest players. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Story of a Misunderstood Legend
Bob Gibson was my hero as a kid growing up in suburban St Louis; his competitive desire and his raw athletic ability made him one of the game's greatest players, as well as one of its most misunderstood legends.Certainly, Gibson was a fierce competitor; embittered by the racial prejudice and hypocrisy he witnessed throughout his life, and disillusioned by the harsh reality of life after his retirement from the game as an active player in 1975, where meaningful jobs in baseball's elite fraternity of "management" were practically nonexistent.

This is a man of immense pride and tremendous knowledge of the game; but apparently, his public personna has him unfairly labeled as a malcontent who has difficulty getting along with people.Nothing could be further from the truth; however, people who know little of the man's character; his unyielding level of honesty and integrity; have unfairly portrayed him as a surly, ill-tempered individual, who was regarded as one of the game's meanest players.

Why is that?From what I can gather, it's simply because Bob Gibson has the audacity to be direct; there are no hidden agendas with this man; he tells it like it is, and that includes revealing his disdain for shallow and superficial people; society is filled with those types of people, and the upper echelon of the world of baseball also has its share, to be sure.

Gibson's raw perspective of his life - before, during and after his major league career is a fascinating story, and one of significant historical enlightenment, from a Hall of Fame career in baseball, to his observations on society in general.His story is one of triumph and bittersweet travail; in the end, the reader will have a great deal of respect for the man who many baseball fans in St Louis still regard as their favorite all-time player.I thank him for his accomplishments on and off the field; and I thank him for writing such a moving memoir.

4-0 out of 5 stars Winning Is Great, But Is It the Only Thing?
My first year of following baseball was 1967, when I was a young kid.I tuned in at the end of the season.That year Bob Gibson beat the Boston Red Sox three times to bring the St. Louis Cardinals the World Championship.After the ace righthander had beaten the Detroit Tigers twice in the 1968 Series in dominating fashion, I was convinced there was no way he would lose the 7th game.When he did, I was dumbstruck. During his career, from 1959 to 1975, Gibson's will to win was matched by no one.He had a reputation for being very mean, being willing to knock hitters down, and not talking to hitters.In his introduction to "Stranger to the Game," co-author Lonnie Wheeler states, "[i]f Gibson's speed was memorable -- and it was -- his fierceness was legendary."

Gibson discusses this image candidly in this book.It is mostly chronological, covering his background and baseball seasons, ending with his mixed results in obtaining non-player positions in baseball.For me, the best chapter is Chapter VIII, in which Gibson interrupts the narrative to discuss his attitudes about pitching, brushbacks and all, along with dealings with hitters.He insists that for him, the brushback served only to notify the batter that part of the plate was the pitcher's, rather than being a tactic to scare the hitter.Funny, but anecdotes in the book, including Gibson's own, often have him brushing back or hitting someone in response to something, as in common experience.But Gibson concedes, "I don't deny that I played with a chip on my shoulder."As for not talking to hitters, Orlando Cepeda recounts that on one occasion after Gibson singled, Cepeda, his former teammate, said something friendly at first base, to which Gibson replied, "Don't talk to me now.You're my enemy until we get off this field."Gibson makes it clear:"Intensity, to me, was a matter of focus and desire and energy and power, all packed into nine hellacious innings... Intensity was never letting up....Intensity, as I knew it, was the will to win."

A cool thing about this book is how it is packed with lengthy italicized quotations about Gibson from opponents, teammates, and others, always acknowledging his formidable bearing.For example, Richie Ashburn states:"He had a menacing, glowering intensity that more than occasionally deepened into a sneer ... His intimidating demeanor...put him in a class by himself."It is great, even amusing, to read this stuff, which reminds me of the scene in "Blazing Saddles" when it was said of Mongo:"Shooting him will only make him madder."

But Gibson the man is not all mean, and in both this book and his previous autobiography "From Ghetto to Glory" I got a picture of someone who did have a regard for others when off the mound.Gibson even picks Juan Marichal as the best pitcher of his time ("he could do things with the baseball that nobody else could") rather than himself, and acknowledges that Koufax was the best for five years.But, Gibson notes, Marichal was not first in mean streak and will to win.As might be expected, there is a lot of discussion about racism:for Gibson growing up; during baseball traveling in the South; in Gibson's early years as a player, from manager Solly Hemus and others; and in housing, employment, and business.Gibson is an intelligent man and wants to be recognized as such, and his writing about racism never has struck me as nasty or petty but as a plea for fairness.A man of character, Gibson is ready to retort when it is called for.He relates how he lashed out at a ballplayer who made an anti-semitic remark during a tour of military hospitals.

Still, Gibson was often surly and abrasive, to baseball writers and others, and it came back to haunt him after his retirement when he wanted jobs in baseball.He did manage to get coaching jobs for the Mets and Braves under former teammate Joe Torre, although they were later fired.Gibson observes, "it's possible, perhaps even likely, that in the baseball community my difficulties have had more to do with reputation [than racism]."He was denied approval by the Cardinals' front office for the manager's position at the Triple-A Louisville Redbirds, although the Redbirds' owner wanted him.Gibson observes, "[u]nable to keep my career alive like so many of the tobacco spitters on the old-boy network, who seem to get hired every time they're fired, I haven't had a job in baseball since [his second firing]."(He did get a broadcasting job.)Gibson's problem was deeper:People would come up to him to joke about his being the "meanest man to ever play baseball," or simply to tell him, "Go to hell."

Gibson was admirable in many ways, but it seems somewhere he crossed a line he did not have to.There have been many people that were fierce competitors in terms of their will to win and who did, but still kept a friendly demeanor.Jackie Robinson was like this:He even congratulated the Yankees in their locker room after a Brooklyn World Series loss.Jack Nicklaus has always struck me as really competitive but a nice man too.Was Gibson somewhat psychotic about winning, in the manner of Ty Cobb?He is better person than Cobb, but it is regrettable that aspects of his personality did not improve.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid baseball book....
...covering breaking into the big leagues black in the 1950s
and highlights of the 1960s MLB.Competitive force of Gibson
comes through in his slightly biased and semi-confessional

5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating look at baseball from a true legend.
During elementary school, 1972-1976, baseball was myth to me. The players were larger than life. Baseball cards were treasured. The World Series was something I looked forward to every year. I loved my Dodgers. I read Baseball Digest.
I studied those baseball cards and Digests, and I got the impression that this Bob Gibson guy was pretty good.
A few years later, I noted he was in the Hall of Fame.
Years passed, I did the whole medical school thing, yadda yadda yadda and baseball got away from me. The strike didn't help.
Then, whether it was the McGwire/Sosa chase, or I was just ready to come back, my interest in baseball expanded. Now I was reading every book I could on the subject.
A grateful patient gave me an autographed baseball. I've never owned an autographed baseball, but I must admit, holding it felt like I was holding something with a strange energy. It was charmed. Almost magical.
It was signed by "Bob Gibson". (He gave me another signed by Lou Brock too...)
I went back and found my old baseball cards, and then sought out older Gibson cards.
Then I found this book.
This is a highly opinionated, often bitter, tell-it-like-it-is autobiography from a pitcher so good, they changed the game. They actually physically changed baseball because Bob Gibson was too good.
I simplify, but only a bit.
I smiled reading the account of his childhood, in Omaha, Nebraska.
That's where I went to medical school...at Creighton, which is where Mr. Gibson went.
He was a player who only wanted to win. To compete. To dominate.
AND he played for The Harlem Globetrotters. Seriously. Right before he joined up with the Cardinals.
He spent his entire career with the Cardinals. I wish people stayed with their teams more nowadays. You'll read about his fight against racism and bigotry; he followed bravely in Jackie Robinson's footsteps. They're cut from similar cloth.
He became the most feared pitcher in baseball.
Not because he was unafraid to use the brushback, which he did and did well. It was because batters often felt beat as they stepped into the batter's box. He would routinely strike out the side on ten or eleven pitches. He pitched complete games, even when they went into extra innings. He won twenty games a year, regularly.
Then came 1968. He was, as it is said, the Pitcher of The Year in the Year of the Pitcher. Only five players hit over .300 that year. Gibson's league-leading ERA was 1.12. That's almost not fair.
He mentions how proud he was of the fact that he could hit; he's the last pitcher to win 20 games and hit over .300 as well.One year, he hit more home runs than any other Cardinal but two. Yes, a sad comment on the lack of power amongst the rest of the team, but still.
He is sometimes profane, controversial, thorny, uncompromising but somehow still admirable.
I think his prickly personality may have overshadowed his amazing career. He defends himself (as if he needs defending) but remains unapologetic.
I couldn't stop reading this book.
He is an essential character in the story of baseball. He is the link from old style, confrontational, rough and tumble baseball of the 40's and 50's and the power pitchers of today. I'm talking specifically Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and perhaps Eric Gagne.
He was overpowering. His legend deserves better.
Read this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Insider Information :)
I am Bob's eldest offspring, Renee Gibson. I'm writing this review for 2 reasons. One is about the book itself; second is to comment about a review by DBW in Oakland, CA. Being it that I experienced most parts of this book, I was moved across the spectrum of emotions, which makes it good. Many things I knew, some I learned for the first time. The single thing that made me not rate this book a 4 or 5 was solely because the offspring who was there at the time has never been asked for their comments or opinions, maybe because we are females? My brother, Chris who I love dearly, was all over the book; I was in California. I was a natural athlete who understood the game as well as anybody, played softball for many years, and had funny inside information about my father. DBW was correct about something, and I'm risking much to say that my father is as mean off the field as he was on the field. He hated to lose ... anything! When I find a ghost-writer for my autobiography, you'll get to know more details. Of course he may not see himself this way, and I understand why. But, it's true. Otherwise, I enjoyed reading his second book from a non-fan's point of view (smile). ... Read more

9. Strike Zone! Over 60 Rapid Sequence Illustrations Examine Bob's Curve, Fastball, Slider, Changeup and More (Grow Ahead Sports Special)
by Bob Gibson
 Paperback: 32 Pages (1969)

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Strike Zone! Over 60 Rapid Sequence Illustrations Examine Bob's Curve, Fastball, Slider, Changeup and More (Grow Ahead Sports Special) by Bob Gibson. 1969 paperback published by The Grow Ahead Press, Incorporated. ... Read more

10. Major League Baseball Players From Nebraska: Richie Ashburn, Bob Gibson, Sam Crawford, Joba Chamberlain, Wade Boggs, Grover Cleveland Alexander
Paperback: 228 Pages (2010-09-14)
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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Richie Ashburn, Bob Gibson, Sam Crawford, Joba Chamberlain, Wade Boggs, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Alex Gordon, Billy Southworth, Mel Harder, Cliff Mapes, Gregg Olson, Drew Anderson, Buddy Carlyle, Ron Hansen, Darrell Johnson, Doyle Lade, Justin Christian, Rex Barney, Todd Pratt, Travis Driskill, Leon Riley, Jason Perry, Jackie Brandt, Bob Cerv, Dan Warthen, John Sanders, Jack Urban, Jason Christiansen, Otto Miller, Chris Başak, Tom Seaton, Bud Tinning, Tim Burke, Hugh Luby, Kimera Bartee, Frank Gibson, Johnny Hopp, Scott Munter, Fred Beebe, Ted Easterly, Kip Gross, Clarence Mitchell, Conor Gillaspie, Jim Dyck, Dale Alderson, Jeff Richardson, Bill Mcguire, Les Mann, Dan Mcginn, Al Closter, Eddie Brown, Pid Purdy, Mysterious Walker, Bob Logan, Dwight Siebler, Win Noyes, Bob Johnson, Russ Snyder, Jim Faulkner, Barney Koch, Dan Tipple, B. J. Waszgis, Chief Johnson, Les Nunamaker, George Crable, Harry Smith, Cliff Lee, Sheldon Jones, Dennis Aust, Chad Meyers, Henry Clarke. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: MLB Records Pack Robert "Bob" Gibson (born November 9, 1935) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher, who played his entire professional career for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Gibson was a fierce competitor who rarely smiled and was known to throw brushback pitches to let batters know who was in charge, similar to his contemporary and fellow Hall of Famer Don Drysdale. Even so, Gibson had good control and hit only 102 batters in his career (fewer than Drysdale's 154). Revered by St. Louis baseball fans, Gibson dominated with his fastball, sharp slider and a slow, looping curveball. He now resides in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue with his wife and son, and is a special instructor co...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=367170 ... Read more

by Charline and Michael Rich Gibson
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5-0 out of 5 stars I Am My Mother's Daughter! :)
Might as well write something, because Charline Gibson was my mother.She passed in September 1993, and I will continue both my parent's legacy of writing books by making a couple of my own.Look for them! :)

Her book is very knowledgeable for those wanting to know how to understand the game of baseball from the family's point of view. I learned how to take score sitting in the stands of the St. Louis Cardinals watching my father play (yes, he is Bob Gibson). :) ... Read more

12. Gibson, Bob (1935): An entry from SJP's <i>St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture</i>
by Robert E. Schnakenberg
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This digital document is an article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, brought to you by Gale®, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses.The length of the article is 734 words.The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase.You can view it with any web browser.Signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and textual cross-references to related essays. ... Read more

13. Omaha Cardinals Players: Bob Gibson
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: MLB Records Pack Robert "Bob" Gibson (born November 9, 1935) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher, who played his entire professional career for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Gibson was a fierce competitor who rarely smiled and was known to throw brushback pitches to let batters know who was in charge, similar to his contemporary and fellow Hall of Famer Don Drysdale. Even so, Gibson had good control and hit only 102 batters in his career (fewer than Drysdale's 154). Revered by St. Louis baseball fans, Gibson dominated with his fastball, sharp slider and a slow, looping curveball. He now resides in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue with his wife and son, and is a special instructor coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Born Pack Gibson, after his father who died 3 months before his birth, Gibson changed his name to Robert when he turned 18. Despite a childhood filled with health problems, including rickets, asthma, pneumonia, and a heart murmur, he was active in sports as a youth, particularly baseball and basketball. After a standout career in baseball and basketball at Tech High in Omaha, Gibson won a basketball scholarship to Creighton University. In 1957, Gibson received a $3,000 bonus to sign with the Cardinals. He delayed his start with the organization for a year, playing basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters, earning the nickname "Bullet" and becoming famous for backhanded dunks. Gibson continued to play basketball even after starting his career with the Cardinals, until general manager Bing Devine offered Gibson a bonus if he would quit playing basketball during baseball's off-seaon. In 1958 he spent a year at the triple-A farm club in Omaha. He graduated to the major ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=367170 ... Read more

14. Baseball's Greatest Players: The Saga Continues
by David Shiner
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In a landmark work that continues the tradition established fifty years ago by the legendary Tom Meany, sports analyst David Shiner fills in the last fifty years with portraits of modern baseball’s Greats. From Aaron to Yastrzemski, Dave tells the stories of how and why the greatest players achieved so much. Filled with thrills and insights into what made them tick, Baseball’s Greatest Players is a hit in its own right. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Linking Baseball's Best
As we share Shiner's nostalgia, we rediscover Aaron, Mays, McCovey, Mantle, and Gibson, old heros, old memories. Baseballs Greatest Players, The Saga Continues is more than a Who's Who of baseball, it's a way of life, a catalog of events, a collection of memories. As Shiner reveals the greatest players, we, who are old enough to remember, bask in their glory and relive our own unachieved ambitions.

But Shiner does more than take us back, he bundles the past with the present and into the future, tyingthe memories together forever in our minds. McGuire's record-setting season rekindles other home run hitters: Roger Maris, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Mantle, even Babe Ruth. We connect to the present, even anticipate the future. McGuire's 70 home run season triggers a vision of people diving into San Francisco Bay to retrieve the balls Barry Bonds his in 2001, the year he surpassed McGuire's record.

Baseball fans will love this book, others will like it. It's clearly, simply, and accurately presented and guaranteed to stir a memory or two.

4-0 out of 5 stars One For The Books
With the writing of Baseball's Greatest Players, author David Shiner takes a serious risk.The only thing a sports fan loves more than making a "greatest list" is arguing voluably about why the other guy's list is WRONG!One read of this book will shut down most any other greatest list's chances, and it does so with style, wit, and a healthy dose of readable fact.

In its text, Shiner's book fulfils both the needs of casual fan's interest and the SABR-members desire for solid, quantifiable statistical evidence.But it goes beyond just fact and storytelling to get to the intangibles that separate the players truly great between the white lines from those whose personality and dedication supported not just their teams, but the game itself.

Baseball, more than any other sport (though Canadian hockey fans will rightly take exception to this) carries its past with it.This continuity, this love of the game that both transcends and unites generations is served well by Shiner's writing.Buy Baseball's Greatest Players, and take it to a sports bar near you.You won't go wrong.

5-0 out of 5 stars 50 Years of Baseball's Best Players--Fun and Interesting!
It's hard not to enjoy this well written, easily readable book on baseball's best players of the past 50 years.Lively anecdotes plus comprehensive (but not boring) analysis shows exactly why these are the best players of the game.I got a kick out of remembering a lot of things I had almost forgotten, like just how good Bob Gibson was.Some of the facts are amazing, like that in the last two years Sandy Koufax pitched, there were 8 games where the Dodgers only scored one run for him--but he won 4 of them.This book also avoids wallowing in sex and drug garbage.It's a baseball book, not National Enquirer.Balanced, interesting, a really solid piece of work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun & Interesting Book on Baseball
Brief synopses of baseball's best players during the past 50 years.Fun and informative.Enjoyed reading this, think others would also.

What an enjoyable book!I loved it.Great short biographies of the greatest baseball players from the past 50 years.For the serious baseball fan or the novice (or anyone who wants to know the story behind legendary players like Mantle and Mays, or why Ricky Henderson really IS one of the greatest players ever).Whether you are ten or eighty, this book is fun, interesting, and helps explain why millions love baseball--and their heroes!Makes a great gift for kids or adults.Exciting stories, well written. ... Read more

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