Bob Gibson

My Opening Day Pitch

by on March 30, 2011 · 2 comments

There’s nothing quite like opening day at Busch Stadium.  This year, the Cardinals have selected former Cardinal great Jim Edmonds to throw out the first pitch.  As I’ve already suggested, I believe it would be apropos for Jimmy Ballgame to launch it from either CF or the bullpen just because he’s awesome enough to do [...]

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The Imperfect Name

by on February 1, 2011 · 1 comment

I detest the phrase “perfect game”, and I think it should be removed from the baseball vernacular for good.  Why?  In it’s current form, it’s used to denote a winning effort that lasts a minimum of nine innings in which no opponent reaches base.  Basically, a “perfect game” is a “no-hitter” + “shutout” + “walk free” [...]

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Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times e-mailed me this morning with a link to his latest piece at that site, reflecting on Bob Gibson’s 14-inning victory 40 years ago today. My favorite part of Jaffe’s post is what he calls his favorite as well: My favorite part came in the eleventh inning. In the top [...]

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[Ed. note - Today's guest poster actually wrote his own introduction, which doubly saves us time here!  Jonathan says:  "Pitchers Hit Eighth threw me a biting knuckle curve the other week via Twitter when they actually accepted my self-invitation to write a guest article for them this week. Most of the time, I blog randomly [...]

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