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Gibson was dominant in October

Gibson pitched Cards to '67 title

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
By and about Bob Gibson

Quotes by Bob Gibson

  • "I guess I was never much in awe of anybody. I think you have to have that attitude if you're going to go far in this game."
    --Quoted in "Late Innings" by Roger Angell

  • "Believe me, I would much rather get three outs on three pitches than three outs on nine pitches, because that's going to make me that much stronger at the end of the game.
    "My pitching pholosophy is simple. I believe in getting the ball over the plate and not walking a lot of men."

    --Quoted in "From Ghetto to Glory" by Gibson

  • "A great catch is like watching girls go by--the last one you see is always the prettiest."
    --Reaction to a great catch by a teammate in "Sports Illustrated" in 1964

  • "I don't like all this personal contact with the press. The press expects everyone to be congenial. Everyone's not congenial! They want to put every athlete in the same category as every other athlete. It's as if they thought they owned you."
    --Quoted in "Late Innings"

  • "I've played a couple of hundred games of tick-tack-toe with my little daughter, and she hasn't beaten me yet. I've always had to win. I've got to win."
    --Quoted in "The Summer Game" by Roger Angell

    Quotes about Gibson

  • "Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs."
    --Tim McCarver, widely quoted

  • "He pitches as though he's double-parked."
    --Vin Scully, quoted in "Baseball Digest" from 1972

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