Tag Archives: Bob Gibson

Game Seven Excitement, 1985 Style


The seventh game of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians was stupendous. Indeed, the whole series was great. Too bad someone had to lose But this is not the first time there was great … Continue reading

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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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