Hall of Fame great Bob Gibson threw his only career no-hitter, 44 years ago today.

The St. Louis Cardinals’ intimidating flamethrower shut down the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, August 14, 1971, for an 11-0 victory 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.

Gibson won 251 games over a 17-year career spent entirely with the Cardinals. The Omaha, Nebraska, native was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.


  1. I listened to the game on the radio that day. I was fifteen and a huge Pittsburgh Pirate fan but I can
    remember the admiration for Bob Gibson from Pirate announcer Bob Prince (the gunner).
    I can remember that day as a truly unforgettable moments in my life. It always brings a smile to my face.

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