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Gibson elected to Hall, 35 years ago today

Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson
No-no thrower Bob Gibson was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 35 years ago today.

Gibson, who won 251 games over a 17-year playing career spent entirely with the St. Louis Cardinals, received 84 percent of the votes during his first year eligible for the Hall.

On Saturday, August 14, 1971, Gibson no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for an 11-0 win at Three Rivers Stadium. Gibson struck out 10 and walked three batters while helping his team at the plate with three RBIs. One came on a sacrifice fly in the fifth, and the others reached home on Gibby’s eighth-inning bases-loaded single.

Featured image Three Rivers Stadium by David under license CC BY-ND 2.0.