Tag Archives: Bob Gibson

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Gibson’s Last Stand: The Rise, Fall, and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1975″


Gibson’s Last Stand: The Rise, Fall, and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1975. Doug Feldman. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011. Throughout the majority of the 1960s the St. Louis Cardinals were the premier team in the National … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals”


Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals. Edited by John Harry Stahl and Bill Nowlin. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. A number of years ago the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) began partnering … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The 1972 Detroit Tigers”


The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs. By Todd Masters. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co., 2010. The Detroit Tigers were an unlikely victor in the American League East in 1972. Viewed by almost everyone at the start … Continue reading

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The Greatest Cardinal of Them All: Remembering Stan Musial (1920-2013)


If you are connected to anything at all you have heard that we lost a legend over the weekend, Stan “The Man” Musial. Both a great baseball player and true gentleman, a gentle man; he strode across the sports scene … Continue reading

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The Great Yankees-Cardinals World Series of 1964


I recently reread David Halberstam’s October 1964 about the World Series between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. Halberstam uses the World Series of 1964 as a foil to discuss race relations in the decade, both inside baseball … Continue reading

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