November 9th, 2012
November 9, 1935 – Cardinals’ Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson was born in Omaha, NE. Gibson made his MLB debut against the Dodgers at the Los Angeles Coliseum on 4/15/59, pitching two scoreless innings of relief. He allowed two runs, including a home run by third baseman Jim Baxes, in a 5-0 Dodger victory. In 1968, Gibson had a streak of 47 consecutive scoreless innings, threatening the record of 58 2/3 set a month earlier by Dodger right-hander Don Drysdale. The streak ended at Dodger Stadium on July 1 when Gibson uncorked a two-out wild pitch in the first inning, allowing Len Gabrielson to score from third base. Gibson finished the 1968 season with a 22-9 record and 1.12 ERA, the lowest in MLB history for a starting pitcher.