Thursday, December 15, 2016

Faces Of Statues In The Rain: Bob Gibson


Another dripping chin and pair of intense eyes: Bob Gibson, perhaps the greatest pitcher in the history of the Cardinals, although there is some serious competition. (Remember that Dean guy a few days ago?) One of our New England CDP colleagues has already complained about the job he did on the Boston Red Sox in the 1967 World Series. Gee, I would have been a freshman at St. Louis University that fall and I dont remember it. I do remember him in Game 5 of the 1964 World Series against the New York Yankees. My father somehow got tickets for my brother and me. I was a rabid Yankees fan and cursed the Cardinals' win. Little did I realize . . .       

6 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

I was a rabid Yankees fan and cursed the Cardinals' win. Little did I realize . . .

We were all young and foolish at one point.

bill burke said...

I remember that 1967 WS. I was just beginning high school outside of Boston. We didn't care for Mr. Gibson, but he sure was good.

William Kendall said...

A very intense look!

Jack said...

Grrrrrrr.

Sharon Anck said...

This one somehow looks right all dripping wet.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Moving photo, Bob.