Joe Gibbon Stats

Joe Gibbon was born on Wednesday, April 10, 1935, in Hickory, Mississippi. Gibbon was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1960, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe Gibbon baseball stats page.

"Ever hear of a major league pitcher without a curve ball? Gibbon is one. 'I come out of a three-quarters overhand delivery or sidearm and the curve is a flat pitch for me. I make my slider do its work." - Joe Gibbon in the San Francisco Examiner (03/08/1966)
Joe Gibbon

Joe Gibbon Autograph on a 1965 Topps Baseball Card (#54)
Joe Gibbon Autograph on a 1965 Topps Baseball Card (#54)

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Birth Name:
Joseph Charles Gibbon
Nickname:
Joe or Gabby
Born On:
04-10-1935  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hickory, Mississippi
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-20-2019 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Newton, Mississippi
Cemetery:
Garlandville Cemetery, Rose Hill, Mississippi
High School:
Hickory High School, Hickory, Mississippi
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
04-17-1960 (Age 25)
Last Game:
07-11-1972
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $1,000
Joe Gibbon

Joe Gibbon Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1960 25 Pirates 27 9 6 4 2 .667 4.03 0 0 0 80.1 351 87 36 40 5 31 5 60 2 0 0 -
1961 26 Pirates 30 29 1 13 10 .565 3.32 7 3 0 195.1 816 185 72 85 16 57 4 145 3 4 0 -
1962 27 Pirates 19 8 2 3 4 .429 3.63 0 0 0 57.0 242 53 23 29 4 24 3 26 4 0 0 -
1963 28 Pirates 37 22 3 5 12 .294 3.30 5 0 1 147.1 640 147 54 61 7 54 15 110 3 5 1 -
1964 29 Pirates 28 24 3 10 7 .588 3.68 3 0 0 146.2 630 145 60 66 10 54 10 97 6 6 2 -
1965 30 Pirates 31 15 4 4 9 .308 4.51 1 0 1 105.2 436 85 53 57 7 34 6 63 2 4 0 -
1966 31 Giants 37 10 6 4 6 .400 3.67 1 0 1 81.0 342 86 33 41 4 16 1 48 5 2 0 -
1967 32 Giants 28 10 3 6 2 .750 3.07 3 1 1 82.0 339 65 28 31 4 33 4 63 3 3 0 -
1968 33 Giants 29 0 10 1 2 .333 1.58 0 0 1 40.0 168 33 7 10 3 19 4 22 4 2 0 -
1969 34 Giants 16 0 8 1 3 .250 3.60 0 0 2 20.0 89 15 8 10 1 13 4 9 0 1 0 -
1969 34 Pirates 35 0 23 5 1 .833 1.93 0 0 9 51.1 205 38 11 14 5 17 2 35 3 2 0 -
1970 35 Pirates 41 0 13 0 1 .000 4.83 0 0 5 41.0 190 44 22 25 2 24 8 26 5 2 0 -
1971 36 Reds 50 0 33 5 6 .455 2.94 0 0 11 64.1 271 54 21 25 3 32 11 34 2 1 1 -
1972 37 Reds 2 0 1 0 0 .000 54.05 0 0 0 0.1 5 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 -
1972 37 Astros 9 0 4 0 0 .000 9.82 0 0 0 7.1 41 13 8 9 2 5 2 4 0 1 1 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
13 Years 419 127 120 61 65 .484 3.52 20 4 32 1,119.2 4,765 1,053 438 505 74 414 80 743 43 33 5 -
Joe Gibbon

Joe Gibbon Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1960 25 Pirates 27 19 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 4 0 0 0 .211 .286 .211
1961 26 Pirates 31 59 1 8 1 1 0 0 6 1 0 22 10 1 0 1 .136 .148 .186
1962 27 Pirates 19 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 .176 .176 .176
1963 28 Pirates 40 43 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 3 0 0 0 .093 .114 .093
1964 29 Pirates 29 47 3 12 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 14 5 0 0 0 .255 .286 .277
1965 30 Pirates 31 26 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 2 0 0 1 .115 .179 .115
1966 31 Giants 37 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .200
1967 32 Giants 28 24 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 1 0 0 0 .042 .080 .083
1968 33 Giants 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1969 34 Giants 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1969 34 Pirates 35 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1970 35 Pirates 41 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 36 Reds 50 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 37 Reds 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 37 Astros 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 424 263 9 38 3 1 0 0 8 10 0 99 29 1 0 2 .144 .175 .163
Joe Gibbon

Joe Gibbon Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1960 Pirates P 27 9 241 18 0.7 17 2 15 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.90
1961 Pirates P 30 29 586 38 1.3 38 3 35 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1962 Pirates P 19 8 171 20 1.1 18 2 16 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.84
1963 Pirates P 37 22 442 40 1.1 37 7 30 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .925 2.26
1964 Pirates P 28 24 440 45 1.6 39 5 34 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .867 2.39
1965 Pirates P 31 15 317 27 0.9 26 3 23 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.21
1966 Giants P 37 10 243 26 0.7 24 3 21 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.67
1967 Giants P 28 10 246 28 1.0 28 5 23 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.07
1968 Giants P 29 0 120 9 0.3 9 2 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.03
1969 Giants P 16 0 60 10 0.6 10 0 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1969 Pirates P 35 0 154 14 0.4 12 0 12 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.10
1970 Pirates P 41 0 123 11 0.3 10 3 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.20
1971 Reds P 50 0 193 21 0.4 19 1 18 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .905 2.66
1972 Reds P 2 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1972 Astros P 9 0 22 5 0.6 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.14
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 419 127 3,359 312 0.7 292 38 254 20 14 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.35
13 Years 419 127 3,359 312 0.7 292 38 254 20 14 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.35
Joe Gibbon

Joe Gibbon Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1960 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 0.0 1.94 6.72 3.47
1961 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.7 9.8 2.54 6.68 2.63
1962 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 0.0 1.08 4.11 3.79
1963 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 2.9 0.0 2.04 6.72 3.30
1964 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.4 47.0 1.80 5.95 3.31
1965 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.85 5.37 2.90
1966 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 15.0 3.00 5.33 1.78
1967 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.91 6.91 3.62
1968 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.16 4.95 4.28
1969 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.69 4.05 5.85
1969 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.06 6.14 2.98
1970 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.08 5.71 5.27
1971 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.06 4.76 4.48
1972 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 27.03 27.03
1972 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.80 4.91 6.14
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 0 0 .000 0 5 n/a 0.0 2.7 32.9 1.79 5.97 3.33
Joe Gibbon

Joe Gibbon Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 $7,500.00 - Stats
1961 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 Undetermined - -
1962 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 Undetermined - -
1963 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 Undetermined - -
1964 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 Undetermined - -
1965 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 Undetermined - -
1966 San Francisco Giants 28 Undetermined - -
1967 San Francisco Giants 28 Undetermined - -
1968 San Francisco Giants 28 Undetermined - -
1969 San Francisco Giants 28 Undetermined - -
1969 Pittsburgh Pirates 19 Undetermined - -
1970 Pittsburgh Pirates 19 Undetermined - -
1971 Cincinnati Reds 39 Undetermined - -
1972 Cincinnati Reds 39 Undetermined - -
1972 Houston Astros 37 Undetermined - -


Joseph Charles Gibbon was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1960-1965, 1969-1970), San Francisco Giants (1966-1969), Cincinnati Reds (1971-1972) and Houston Astros (1972). Joe, his nickname, was an outstanding basketball player at Ole Miss (averaged 30 points and 14.1 rebonds per game) - so good, the Boston Celtics drafted him in 1957!

Joe Gibbon Baseball Card
Joe Gibbon | 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#517 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Joe Gibbon made the Opening Day roster for the 1960 Pirates , after leading the International League in strikeouts (152) and posting a 16-8 record with a 2.60 ERA. Gabby continued his success, winning his first two decisions, taking the mound in 27 games, and being named to the postseason roster.

The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Milwaukee Braves , winning their first National League pennant in 33 seasons. The Bucs faced-off against the heavily favored New York Yankees during the 1960 World Series , whom they defeated 4-3 in one of the most historic Fall Classics ever. Gibbon pitched in Game 2 (a 16-3 loss) and Game 3 (a 10-0 loss) surrendering a historic 3-run homer that cleared the center-field fence to Mickey Mantle - 457 feet from home plate, the first major leaguer to clear that fence in Forbes Field !

The World Series Gate Receipts were totalled up after Game 7 and each player on the Yanks roster received a check for $5,214.64. Each player on the Bucs roster received a check for $8,417.94 - Gibbon's contract that year, only $7,500!

On May 4, 1966 , Joe Gibbon started his first game in a Giants uniform, a complete game effort where he struck out seven batters, gave up just four hits, and allowed one earned run. A nice day of work that was overshadowed by one home run, a fifth inning blast hit by Willie Mays , the 512th of his career, one more than Mel Ott , setting a new record for most home runs hit by any National League hitter !

Last-Modified: March 8, 2019 3:46 PM EST

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