Autograph Of The Week: Bob Gibson

Our National Pastime has been played for well over one-hundred years. On July 17, 1974, Bob Gibson became only the second Major League pitcher to ever strike out three-thousand hitters!

"Why do I have to be an example for your kid. YOU be an example for your own kid." - Hall of Famer Bob Gibson
Autograph of the Week

3rd Week of July Recipient

Bob Gibson Autograph

1961 Topps

Card Number

Blue Sharpie

1st year card.

Do you remember who the victim was that historic day? It was Cesar Geronimo of the Reds who six years later would also become Nolan Ryan's 3,000th strikeout victim!

Use Baseball Almanac's 3,000 Strikeout Club page for trivia questions and answers!

Did you know that Bob Gibson was a five time twenty or more games winner , a National League leader in shutouts four times, a two time Cy Young Award winner, a Most Valuable Player Award winner, and a no-hit pitcher?

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