Bob Gibson

  • Born: November 9, 1935
  • Died: October 2, 2020
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska

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Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals pitcher...

Bob Gibson, the Baseball Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals pitcher known for his intimidating fastball, died of pancreatic cancer in Omaha at the age of 84. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Condolence and Sympathy to the Gibson's Family.

Posted by Bernard Nelson Sr - Florissant, MO - friend   November 01, 2020

RIP Bob. Thanks for all the memories.

Posted by David Burkett - Friend   October 23, 2020

The greatest pitcher ever. I grew up in the St. Louis area. As a little kid, I remember the accomplishments Bob achieved in baseball. My dad and I were always big fan's. We always admired is demeanor. He always showed racial pride. God bless the family.

Posted by Darnell Fultz - Centreville, IL - friend   October 19, 2020

My condolences to the Gibson family. God bless you Sir, and Thank You for the enjoyment you gave to us all. You were truly the best of the best. I saw you as the greatest pitcher of my time that played the game.
Rest In Peace
Long time Yankee fan

Posted by NY Yankee Fan - Acquaintance   October 15, 2020

God bless you Sir, and Thank You for the enjoyment you gave to us all. You were truly the best of the best. I saw you as the greatest pitcher of my time that played the game.
Rest In Peace
Long time Yankee fan

Posted by NY Yankee Fan - Acquaintance   October 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to everyone in his immediate universe. I'm Preston Hope a relative a cousin I believe.. In saddened to hear of the loss of halls hero my hero and icon on many levels at home and abroad.... I'm praying that God blesses you all emmensly and provide comfort in such a hard time.

Posted by Preston Hope - Northplatt, NE - family   October 14, 2020

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the late Cardinal pitcher, Bob Gibson. He is fondly remembered as, "Gibby" by me and other family members. My dad made me a baseball fan, by listening to and attending baseball games here in St. Louis. He was thrilled by the Gibson's pitching as were so many of his fans now known as Cardinal Nation. We mourn his passing and recognize what a great person he was both on and off the field. My dad passed in 2004, but I will forever remember our shared bond of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team and our love of the greats like #45 Bob Gibson. May he rest in peace. Blessings to the family and loved ones.

Posted by Florence Chambers    October 14, 2020

As young kids growing up in inner-city Cincinnati, baseball was the dominant sport. I lived two blocks from old Crosley Field. I saw Mr. Gibson pitch brilliantly all thru the 1960's. I was present at the last game he pitched at what was then Riverfront Stadium. Mr. Gibson was an idol for young Black youth in more ways than one. May God bless his wife and children. May his spirit return to God who gave it.

Posted by Ralph Moon - Cincinnati, OH   October 13, 2020

To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and legions of fans of this wonderful man, where he was a flame throwing Hall of Fame pitcher. Bob Gibson was known for his high velocity fastball and wipeout breaking pitches. He had more than 3,000 strikeouts, becoming only the second player in baseball history to do so at the time. That is the legacy Bob Gibson left behind memorable in his baseball career that will not be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with loss the of Mr. Bob Gibson. May his legacy keep his memory alive forever.

Posted by Tony - DC   October 12, 2020

Thanks Bob for writing me a letter when I was a 13 year old. I was fortunate to talk to you once at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. You were an amazing man. You were my all time hero bar none. I will privately cry alone. Love you Uncle Bob. God Bless your soul.

Posted by Thomas Walker - Las Vegas, NV - acquaintance   October 12, 2020

My childhood hero in the '60s. All time favorite Cardinals player. Greatest pitcher I ever saw,,I could go on and on. Our deepest respect and sympathy for the family of Bob Gibson.

Posted by Perry Darling - Manor, TX   October 12, 2020

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My deepest sympathy to the family. Bob was a great and wonderful man. He invited The Fifth Dimension and myself to his home in Omaha for Thanksgiving dinner in 1968. Long story short; he and I ended up in his rec room around his pool table. Two Scorpios. The challenge. Best two out of three. People around the pool table. Bob and I were relatively quiet the whole time. I lost the first game, but somehow won two straight. Bob was the ultimate gentleman, but I was not about to smile. Then we hugged, and the laughs. Prayers for the family. I will never forget that. Rest in peace Bob. We love you my friend.

Posted by JIMMY - Hollywood, CA   October 11, 2020

To Chris and family you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Chris, I'll never forget when your Father came to our practice at Baldwin field when we played for B.A.A To help work with us. A memory I'll never forget. =O =J

Posted by Aaron Randall    October 11, 2020

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To the family of my favorite Cardinals player of my lifetime, May God bless you and be with you in this time of loss.

Posted by Michael Taylor - St Louis, MO   October 10, 2020

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Condolences to the family of Bob Gibson Family and The Baseball World.

Posted by Earlie Strickland - Athens, GA   October 09, 2020

My condolences go out to the Gibson family Renee and Anette Gibson and also to Fred Gibson family

Posted by Joe Williamson - Omaha, NE - neighbor   October 09, 2020

My condolences go out to the family of Bob Gibson. What a pitcher. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Taylor    October 09, 2020

once more for me*
(in memory of St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Bob Gibson)
by Ruth Esther Gilmore

nature spreads out the hammock
of trees and leaves
once more for me

in the one last moment on earth for me

where the light pierces heaven’s tent
a carpet glows golden
and rusty red

just before the one last moment
on earth for me

proving that my departure from this world
close to the one last moment
on earth for me

and also my arrival in the future unknown

will be preserved and protected
with blessings and miracles
from heaven

sent towards the one last moment
on earth for me


*from the book “saving nature” (Geest-Verlag) by Ruth Esther Gilmore

Posted by Ruth Esther Gilmore    October 09, 2020

Deepest sympathy to the Gibson family. Bob was the BEST!!

Posted by Kris Kessler - Macomb, IL - friend   October 08, 2020

I loved this man..He and my husband Bobbie Sterling were teammates in high school. Bob was a great person and living legend. So glad I got to meet him . My sincerest condolences to his families and friends.

Posted by Alma Watson - Friend   October 08, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2020

RIP SIR

Posted by Judith Warren    October 08, 2020

God bless you Bob- and your family. I was born in 1960 in New Jersey and was a Met fan but always enjoyed watching you and admired your talent and competitive spirit. Thanks for the memories and hope to see you in heaven.

Posted by Joseph Sheehan - Worcester, MA   October 07, 2020

May you RIP Mr. Gibson. The greatest pitcher of all time. You will be missed.

Posted by Robert Gonzales - San Antonio, TX - grandchild   October 07, 2020

One of my hero’s of The St. Louis Cardinals. A great home-run hitter & Hall of fame pitcher!

Posted by Reginald D. Cooper - Colorado Springs, CO   October 07, 2020

To the Gibson Family:
Mr. Gibson will always be equated with the pitching greats of baseball. The Cardinals obtained a great player who always seemed to make his team and himself look good.
Another gem who has left "Time for Eternity"! May he rest !
You, dear family, have my sympathy.
Betty Henderson- Detroit

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2020

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Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   October 07, 2020

One of my earliest memories growing up in St. Louis is listening to KMOX with my dad while you were pitching and my dad cheering you on. When we moved to Bellevue in 1997, I was thrilled to think you lived here too. RIP, and thank you for so many happy baseball memories ❤

Posted by Angie Henderson - Bellevue, NE   October 07, 2020

Posted by Angie Henderson - Bellevue, NE   October 07, 2020

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Godspeed Bob, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful MLB memories.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 07, 2020

I grew up in Boonville MO. AS A KID I was a Cardinal fan .Brock,Flood,Mcarver, and of course the great Bob Gibson.What a team.Rest in Peace Big Fella.

Posted by Sylvester Briscoe - Boston,, MA   October 07, 2020

Just seemed like a great man all around, with a great demeanor. that's my assessment as a baseball nut youngster. I am a 63 year old Detroit Tigers fan who, as a 10 year old, was so excited to see our Tigers defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. BUT, WE KNEW THAT MR. BOB GIBSON WAS THE GREATEST PITCHER ALIVE AND WHOM WE FEARED THE MOST. The great Hall of Fame Tiger batters feared him. We recently also lost Al Kaline who feared him, his own words. Al, like Bob, was a humble, friendly man. I hope the 2 face off in Heaven :)
I feel blessed to have Mr. Gibson as a reference point for greatness and an athlete to embody and look up to.
To his family, "always keep the good thoughts thru the sorrowful moments".

Posted by Robert A. Minasian    October 07, 2020

The best pitcher I have ever seen , bar none ! RIP Gibby

Posted by Bill Minard - Cleveland, IL - friend   October 06, 2020

In 1964 I was a sophomore in high school. I took my transistor radio to school for game 5 of the World Series. It was all I could do to keep silent during the 9th inning when Tresh homered, and then the 10th when McCarver untied it. Saw lots of Cardinal games growing up, and a few when Bob was on the mound. A great ballplayer and an even better human being. RIP Bob. Thanks for the memories. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Allen McCaulley - Moline, IL   October 06, 2020

Bob was always a hero to our family. My father Andy Sommer caught for him in 1953. He always admired Bob. Hopefully they can play catch in heaven.

Posted by John SOMMER - Tulsa, OK - friend   October 06, 2020

St Louis has lost another Cardinals Great! Thanks for all the memories. You will always be remembered as one of baseball's best.

Posted by Ron Hejnal - Saint Charles, MO   October 06, 2020

Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving.

Posted by Simone Taylor    October 06, 2020

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia - SC   October 06, 2020

Thank you Bob for all my childhood memories of the Cardinals. He was the greatest pitcher the Cardinals have ever had and I feel sorry for my kids who never got to see him pitch. Rest In Peace Gibby

Posted by Bill Weston    October 06, 2020

My condolence to the family Bob Gibson for your loss ,when we deal with our beloved family member who have been sick for a long time it takes a toll on all of us, be strong and may God be with you.

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2020

So sorry for your loss, praying for you and the family. Bob was a very friendly man and I remember him the most from Myron's 50th surprise party at the Touch of Class. Bob will be greatly miss.

Posted by Becky Piening (Myron)    October 06, 2020

Attended Creighton University when Bob was playing basketball there. We had a few classes together and I was always proud to have known him. My sympathy to his family.

Posted by Jim Hicks    October 06, 2020

When just a young kid I had the extreme good fortune to be able to go to Cards baseball games at Busch Stadium because our Grandfather "Papa Mac" Malloy Mac McQueen was a baseball lover and had indeed played in the farm club back in the day. Branch Rickey had to say to him, "Mac, you can't hit the high hard ones. Best finish law school and marry Frances". So, as Mac became a corporate lawyer and worked for Laclede Gas Co in Clayton, MO he scored their box seats once in a while and invited our family to join him along with Franny. One of my most cherished memories was getting to watch Bob Gibson pitch. He was poetry in motion. Another was on the very same day...as I held Mac's hand in the elevator we road up to the ball park with Harry Carey who was calling the games in those days. RIP #45

Posted by Emilee Cline - FALL CITY, WA - friend   October 06, 2020

Indisputably the greatest athlete this state ever produced. Also a great man who was loved by millions. Along with all the other greats of the game, he has gone to the Valhalla of baseball.

Posted by John A Brodston    October 06, 2020

I have always loved to watch Bob Gibson as a young teenager in the 1960's. He was one the best Cardinals EVER! God bless you my friend!

Posted by Terry Leaderbrand - The Villages, FL - friend   October 05, 2020

To bluejay and mlb legend rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.

Posted by John Bachechi - Albuquerque, NM - friend   October 05, 2020

Another great one but not forgotten. Thanks for the baseball memories.
Now rest in peace in your heavenly home with all the great ones you
join. God Bless the family and friends.

Posted by Deb M. - Acquaintance   October 05, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Gibson family.May our Heavenly Father the God of love and tender mercy comfort and strengthen you in this difficult time

Posted by Kay    October 05, 2020

Baseball has lost a shining star in Mr. Gibson

Posted by Kim Toenjes - St. Louis, MO   October 05, 2020

I LOVE you Bob Gibson you along with Lou Brock I became life long fan in 1964 as 9 year old boy followd every game you pitched GOD BLESS your famly

Posted by terrence payne - sikeston, MO - acquaintance   October 05, 2020

My Condolences To The Family;
I’m so sorry for your great loss. May all of the beautiful memories that you all shared with your loved one, bring you all some comfort when sadness sets in.

Posted by A friend   October 05, 2020

Rest in peace my handsome cousin although I haven t seen you since I was younger and you would come to Houston to play the Astros.I would run home from school to watch the game on T V I was so proud of you because you were my cousin.My family talked about you all the time.I tell my grand children what a great man and sportsman you your legacy and memory will live on you will jot be forgotten.My deepest sympathy to your wife and children.I am praying for the family.Reson on Bob.

Posted by Vannessa Slaughter - HOUSTON, TX - family   October 05, 2020

Bob Gibson was a fierce competitor. I remember hearing alot about his career while I grew up in Bob's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. May God bless his family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Kent Sivadge - TX   October 05, 2020

He was one of the best
May God have mercy on his soul

Posted by Clarence Scutter - Port Gibson, MS   October 05, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Steven Foster    October 05, 2020

What a competitor! I was lucky enough to see him pitch a no hitter, what a thriller. He could excite the game like no other, he will definitely be missed. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Gayle Singer    October 05, 2020

May the God of all comfort be with you as a source of comfort and strength.

Posted by A friend   October 05, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family for your loss. I saw Bob Gibson pitch and he truly was an all star. May the God of tender mercies comfort you at this sad time.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   October 05, 2020

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As a young boy, growing up in rural Johnson County Missouri, I idolized Bob Gibson. My Senior memory book contains newspaper clippings and baseball cards of Bob Gibson's accomplishments. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He truly was one of the greatest Pitchers in the history of MLB. I am now a grandfather of 3. My office wall has two pictures of Bob Gibson, one of which I was lucky enough to have him sign and had the opportunity to shake his hand. There will never be another Bob Gibson. Rest in peace #45.

Posted by Gregg Carder - Oak Grove, MO - friend   October 05, 2020

As former Head Trainer of New York Mets I send my thoughts and prayers to the family. I enjoyed the time I was able tp spend with Gibby. He was a great friend and great pitcher. He will be missed

Posted by Larry Mayol    October 05, 2020

I am so sorry about the loss Bob. He was a great pitcher indeed! My condolences are with the Gibson family. I pray that you will be surrounded by the love & support that you need. And may "the God who supplies endurance and comfort" (Roman's 15:5) be with you always

Posted by Jenee    October 05, 2020

So glad I got to see & cheer for you in that red jacket, many times on opening day at Busch Stadium

Posted by Shawna Dawson - Petersburg, IN   October 05, 2020

When I was eight years old, I moved to St Louis , Missouri with my parents.
I was standing in front of a showcase window that had a large toy train display and late Bob Gibson saw me standing there and invited us to a Christmas Party at his church.
Later in Spring of 1959, Mr Gibson had practices at the St Louis Cardinals Stadium as a pitcher and I was invited several times to attend his practice sessions by Mr Gibson.
We had pictures taken together but in time, those pictures were lost. I often wondered if he might have kept those pictures.
We moved back to Omaha and I lost contact with him.
Last year in 2019, I wanted to make contact with him but due to my illness I was unable to.
At this time during his family's bereavement, I would like to send my condolences.
And I would like to add that I am very proud to have been his friend.

Owen Webster
I am a member of the Omaha Nation of Nebraska

Posted by Owen Webster - Friend   October 05, 2020

When I was eight years old, I moved to St Louis , Missouri with my parents.
I was standing in front of a showcase window that had a large toy train display and late Bob Gibson saw me standing there and invited us to a Christmas Party at his church.
Later in Spring of 1959, Mr Gibson had practices at the St Louis Cardinals Stadium as a pitcher and I was invited several times to attend his practice sessions by Mr Gibson.
We had pictures taken together but in time, those pictures were lost. I often wondered if he might have kept those pictures.
We moved back to Omaha and I lost contact with him.
Last year in 2019, I wanted to make contact with him but due to my illness I was unable to.
At this time during his family's bereavement, I would like to send my condolences.
And I would like to add that I am very proud to have been his friend.

Owen Webster
I am a member of the Omaha Nation of Nebraska

Posted by Owen Webster - Friend   October 05, 2020

I was a 3rd generation Cardinals fan . My 2 favorite Cardinals have passed away. Number 20 and Number 45. Istill have my baseball cards with the complete set of 1967 including the World Series .Lou Brock and Bob Gibson were both great baseball players and great ambassadors to future generations.

Posted by David Vietri - Dover, DE - friend   October 05, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Devon - Fort Lauderdale, FL   October 05, 2020

At age 10, I only remember seeing, on TV, part Game 1 of WS in '68 before dad changed channel to golf, But my first book I ever owned was "From Ghetto to Glory", and that hooked me into the love of Baseball ( and love of the Cardinals). He was a great person to meet. Still think he is the best World Series Pitcher ever.. Always will remember the years of his All-Star Classic Golf Tournament . Just wished I could of heard him give talks on Baseball or Life etc. cause remember hearing him do the commentating on a ABC Baseball game and loved how he spoke about THE Game.. will be missed.

Posted by Philip OBrien    October 04, 2020

I have so much respect for Bob. What he went through and more importantly what he stood for after going through racism. Loved the two books he wrote. If you read them you will not regret it. They were well done. My great grandfather, Matt Pascale was a part time scout for the Cubs and recommended Gibson to them. They told my grandfather that he did not throw hard enough. Bad decision. I wonder how much better the Cubs record would have been with Gibson on the roster. Rest in Peace Bob.

Posted by Jerry Pascale    October 04, 2020

As a young boy growing up in the late 50's early 60's Mr. Gibson was a childhood hero of mine!

Posted by Bob Gerber - Johnstown pa, PA   October 04, 2020

One of the best ever! R.I.P

Posted by Cindy Herd    October 04, 2020

God Bless you Bob for your competitive spirit and winning ways. You shared your life with us as you will be missed by everyone

Condolences to the family and friends of Bob,

RIP Gibby

Posted by Chuck G - San Francisco, CA   October 04, 2020

Back when baseball was really BASEBALL. This man was a beast on the mound and I sure did enjoy watching him pitch. RIP

Posted by Jerry Miller    October 04, 2020

2020 has taken my two favorite baseball players of all time. My first bus ride to St. Louis to see the cardinals and Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, and the boys were unstoppable. I really appreciated the eye contact while signing my hat acknowledging his moment with me. Thanks also to Mr. Lazar for getting me on that bus. Condolences to all on the loss of this great man.

Posted by Alan Ault - Canandaigua, NY   October 04, 2020

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My sincere condolences to the Gibson family. Bob was one great pitcher! I was privileged to see him pitch that first no hitter. What a game!!!! RIP Mr Bob Gibson.

Posted by Linda Zeisler - RUSHVILLE, IL   October 04, 2020

He was my Uncle’s favorite player

Posted by Paul koutz - Friend   October 04, 2020

St. Cardinal fan. Loved to watch him pitch especially in World Series they won. RIP

Posted by Gary Morgan - Machesney, IL - Friend   October 04, 2020

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R.I.P.

Posted by Greenfield - Newmarket, NH   October 04, 2020

He made baseball exciting !! ❤

Posted by FAN Judy Greenfield - Newmarket, NH - significant_other   October 04, 2020

Always looked forward to a trip from Central Illinois to St.Louis on a weekend hoping to see Bob pitch. Many hours spent in Princeville, Illinois listening to Harry Caray & Jack Buck describe the best pitcher ever. God blessed Bob Gibson.

Posted by Don Komp - Windsor, CT - friend   October 04, 2020

What a wonderful man! Simply, one of the best pitchers of all time. Never feared any batter and more importantly, respected the game.

Posted by Conrad Katulski - Elkridge, MD - friend   October 04, 2020

Rest in peace Mr. Bob.
I knew of you through my Dad, a big fan. He thought you were the greatest picthet ever. My Dad was always right.
Hit the ball to heaven, then follow through. Good job!!
RIP Sir. God bless.
I'm sure my Dad will find you.
Like you, a great and gentle man.
Libby

Posted by A friend   October 04, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences to the Gibson Family, May the God of Tender Mercies take care of you and mend your saddened hearts. May He give you His peace and and support you with his endless love and strength forever. Thank you for Bob’s contribution to the Baseball League.

Posted by BRY    October 04, 2020

My all-time favorite player. So proud he was from Nebraska like me. I will love and respect him for the rest of my days. He left such wonderful memories. Cardinal Nation has another gaping hole which will never be filled. Rest in peace, Bob.

Posted by Donna Reeh - Alliance, NE   October 04, 2020

Our condolences to the Gibson family

Posted by Catherine King - Utica, NY - Family Friend   October 04, 2020

Racism ended for me in 1964 when the Cardinals won the World Series and you were on the mound. Tim McCarver ran and jumped into your arms and bear hugged you I thought this is the way it should be. Just two teammates overjoyed about something bigger than them. Thanks to you and Lou for the new uniforms for the Ladies of Mt Carmel Softball team. We will always remember you.

Posted by Suzanne Gibson - Acquaintance   October 04, 2020

My prayers go out to Bob Gibson’s family members and to all who knew him and loved him. My father who was 89 years old and passed away Veterans Day (11/15/2019) has told me many fond memories of playing CYO Baseball in Omaha against him. My Dad said that he was a fierce competitor on the pitching mound, but a gentle giant on and off the baseball diamond. Baseball has always been a sport’s passion in our family. My Uncle Leonard Glica who graduated from Omaha South and also played CYO baseball against Bob. My Uncle was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers and then ultimately drafted to serve in the Army. He was one of the first professional baseball players to get killed in combat while serving as an Infantryman in the Korean War. Bob Gibson was influential in both my Dad’s and Uncle’s life. I am confident that Bob influenced so many others by his superior athleticism, caring attitude and love for others. I pray that God will grant him eternal rest with Him in Heaven! RIP Bob!

Posted by Jeff Conrad - Omaha, NE   October 04, 2020

Posted by tim black - sioux city, IA - friend   October 04, 2020

I can hear the harps playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" from here!

Posted by A. Friend - friend   October 04, 2020

Mr. Gibson, I saw you pitch many times for the Cardinals when I would go to games with my mom and dad (I am now 70). There will never be another pitcher on or off the field like you. Go rest high on that baseball mound, Gibby.

Posted by Sue - Friend   October 04, 2020

I have so many amazing memories, he was the absolute best. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends. I'm praying that the God of all comfort provides them with strength and acceptance during this difficult time.

Posted by Ed Alfredson    October 04, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Gibson family. Bob was one great pitcher! Sure sad to see him pass.
God Bless.

Posted by Steve Ashley    October 04, 2020

He was a superb player and had a passion for life. I have so many great memories, he was my all time favorite athlete. May the God of all creation comfort you during this time. He was the best!

Posted by Marilyn Thaler    October 04, 2020

As a youth growing up in the 1950S and 60s the 3 most dominating pictures in the National League were Bob Gibson, Juan Marichel, and Sandy Koufax! You couldn’t go wrong it’s that group!

Posted by A friend   October 04, 2020

Just when you thought 2020 couldn't possibly get worse America loses Hoot. Damn. Now there was a man on my Mt. Rushmore. My grandfather made sure the first live game I attended was Gibby vs. Curt Short, July 67. Cookie Rojas led off with a clean single for the Phil's but 45 scattered 4 hits, fanned 10, and doubled home Tolan in the 8th securing a 1-0 shutout. At age 7 that sealed it for me. I've been fortunate to coach literally thousands of kids during my lifetime. Each and every one I encouraged to read From Ghetto to Glory. No one epitomized multi-dimensional athleticism, determination and an ability to come up big against the brightest stars, i.e. Koufax, Marichal, Drysdale. It felt good to shed a tear in his honor.

Posted by Kelly Vest    October 04, 2020

My favorite Cardinal player since 1964. I will miss your presence and leadership in Cardinal Nation. Rest In Peace and prayers to your family . Your were simply the best!

Posted by Kathy Atteberry - St louis, MO   October 03, 2020

When I was little we went to some restaurant and Bob was there in is Cardinal uniform he shook my hand I have a Cardinal and Gibson fan ever since and I'm now 66

Posted by Thomas Mimick    October 03, 2020

May God be with the Gibson family as you endure this very difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 03, 2020

My childhood hero- grew up listening to St. Louis Cardinal baseball on a transistor radio made like a Sinclair gas pump...

Posted by C Janko - Wagoner, OK   October 03, 2020

Simply the best. Always enjoyed seeing Mr. Gibson pitch. Thanks for everything, sir. Condolences to the family.

Posted by Major (Ret) Mike Markovitch    October 03, 2020

Our heartfelt prayers go out to the Family. May our loving Heavenly Father grant you comfort to help you through this most difficult time. Our hope is that time will bring brighter days.



JM, Jackson Mississippi

Posted by A friend   October 03, 2020

Rest in peace, Bob Gibson. My condolences to the family and the friends of Mr. Gibson. There are few men of whom it can rightly be said that because of them, a game changed....because they were too good, too skilled, too dominant. Bob Gibson is one of those men. Thank you from all us who were fortunate enough to watch you play baseball. What a thrill!

Posted by Patrick Foss - Dover, NH   October 03, 2020

The first World Series game that I ever watched was Bob Gibson's 17 strikeout, 5 hit, Game 1 masterpiece in 1968. From that game on, Gibby has been a memorable and glorious icon in a lifelong love affair with The Game.

Bob was a multitalented athlete, who helped define a Golden Age for hurlers. And, redefine the art and science of pitching. Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, and Bob Gibson. It's been a rough month, losing three of the true giants in baseball history. We will never forget their superlative performances, and contributions to their great teams and this great game.

Posted by - San Francisco Bay Area, CA   October 03, 2020

Bobby schelling

Posted by Schelling Schelling - Friend   October 03, 2020

You accomplished great things in your lifetime, things that will never be forgotten. Rest Easy legend

Posted by Ginger Gunter - Fall River, MA   October 03, 2020

A true baseball legend, heartfelt condolences to the Gibson family, may God be your strength as you go through your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 03, 2020

We both loved and admired Bob Gibson, both on the field and off. We (David and Connie Rosenblatt) Lived in St. Louis and saw Gibby many times pitch in person from 1959-1969 when we left St. Louis to move to Columbus, Ohio for new jobs and marriage and children. But followed Gibby the rest of his career on tv and radio and in newspapers. We heard over a Pittsburg radio station Bob’s no hitter in 1971, saw him in St. Petersburg, FL. In 1974, and attended his Cardinal retirement game celebration in 1975. We cried when we heard in the news. We kept a Bob Gibson document box on Gibson, and have all of his and others books on or by him. May God bless him and his family.

Posted by David and Connie Rosenblatt - Friend   October 03, 2020


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