Subject(s): Bob Gibson
Location: St Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO (From 1998-2005 sited at Busch Memorial Stadium)
Sculptor: Harry Weber
Status: In Situ
Inscribed on plinth: GIBSON
Plaque 1: ROBERT GIBSON. ST.LOUIS N.L., 1959-1975. Five-time 20-game winner, his 3,117 strikeouts made him only the 2nd pitcher to reach 3,000. First to fan 200 or more in a season 9 times. Set N.L. mark with 1.12 ERA in 1968, hurling 13 shutouts. Twice World Series MVP, setting records for consecutive victories (7), consecutive complete games (8), and strikeouts in a game (17) and a series (35). Voted N.L.MVP in 1968 and Cy Young Award winner in 1968 and 1970. Won nine Gold Glove Awards.
Plaque 2: BOB GIBSON. UNVEILED APRIL 18, 1998. This statue honors one of baseball's most competitive pitchers at the end of his famous follow-through. It was unveiled during the 30th anniversary of "Gibby's" greatest season - 1968 - when he was 22-9 with a major league record 1.12 ERA, 28 complete games, and a league leading 13 shutouts and 268 strikeouts. Bob's 251 victories, 3117 strikeouts and 56 shutouts are the most in Cardinals' history.