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9. Bob Gibson, Cardinals

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1968 World Series, Game 1: Other pitchers had thrown shutouts in the World Series. But no other pitcher had struck out 17 in doing it. Gibson did. He set 'em up and he mowed 'em down, overpowering the Tigers with a five-hitter in the Cardinals' 4-0 win.