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Bob Gibson
(1935-____) born on
Nov 9
US baseball player. He pitched a record thirty-one strike-outs in the 1964 World Series; won the Cy Young Award in 1968, 1970; inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, 1981.
Why do I have to be an example for your kid? You be an example for your own kid.

A great catch is like watching girls go by the last one you see is always the prettiest.
It is not something I earned or acquired or bought. It is a gift. It is something that was given to me -- just like the color of my skin.
When I was playing I never wished I was doing anything else. I think being a professional athlete is the finest thing a man can do.
I guess I was never much in awe of anybody. I think you have to have that attitude if you're going to go far in this game.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Widely attributed.
R: In "Sports Illustrated," Jul 1964.
A: On his throwing ability; "From Ghetto to Glory the Story of Bob Gibson," 1968.
N: In "Late Innings," by Roger Angell, 1982.
K: In "Late Innings," by Roger Angell, 1982.

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