Talk:Bob Gibson

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He was a great baseball player In the opening, talking about his pitches, his "huge" curveball does not fit...I'm going to change it.


No problem with that, but he delivered a curve with an 18" break to Willie Horton in the 1968 series to become his 17th strikeout victim--so "huge" that Horton actually fell back to avoid being hit.--Buckboard 09:35, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Gibby was actually most famous for his slider, and was incredibly proud of it. Tim McCarver once stated at Steve Carlton's HOF induction that Carlton threw "the best slider I ever caught." Gibby came up and corrected him later, saying "the best _left handed_ slider" Phyrkrakr (talk) 16:41, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

adding color[edit]

does anyone know how to add the cardinals colors to the infobox--Baseballsmarts2 17:51, 8 April 2007 (UTC)baseballsmarts2

As of 2008 or so, the baseball infoboxes are no longer allowed to carry team colors. Cheers, Monowi (talk) 00:15, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

post playing career[edit]

there is no mention of his extensive post playing days. this seems unfortunat. If i had a good grasp on his post career activties in the mlb i would add them. anyone have them?Childhoodtrauma (talk) 15:55, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Gibson was a pitching coach with a couple different teams, but I'll have to research & see what other notable aspects there are to his post-playing career. Monowi (talk) 00:15, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Article tone[edit]

This article has been written in a "fan magazine" style. It should be edited to conform with Wikipedia's encyclopedia standards as per:Wikipedia:Writing better articles.Orsoni (talk) 01:55, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

In the words of Bobby Brown, "If you want something done, you gotta do it yourself." Monowi (talk) 00:15, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Free-use picture request[edit]

Wanted to let other interested editors know active editing to get Bob Gibson's article to GA status is already underway. If somebody beats me to the punch though, I'd like to request an upload of a free-use picture of Gibson for the infobox; the best upcoming opportunity I can think is Opening Day 2011, which I unfortunately don't plan on attending this year. Thanks and cheers, Monowi (talk) 00:15, 9 January 2011 (UTC).