Bob Gibson
Robert Gibson
(Hoot,Gibby)
born Pack Robert Gibson
Born: November 9, 1935 in Omaha, NE
79 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'1" Wt: 189
(legend)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 1981
- Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an Amateur Free Agent in 1957
- High School: Technical (Omaha, NE)
- College/Univ: Creighton University (1954-1957)

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Tom Seaver
1967 - 1986
SP
110.4
Pl
 
3.9
0.5
106.2
0.2
2 Warren Spahn
1942 - 1965
SP
100.1
Pl
WW2
 
7.8
-0.1
92.6
0.2
3 Phil Niekro
1964 - 1987
SP
96.6
Pl
 
-1.1
0.5
97.4
0.2
4 Gaylord Perry
1962 - 1983
SP
91.0
Pl
 
-2.9
0.6
93.7
0.4
5 Steve Carlton
1965 - 1988
SP
90.4
Pl
 
5.9
0.4
84.1
0.1
6 Bob Gibson
1959 - 1975
SP
89.9
Pl
 
7.7
0.3
81.9
0.1
7 Robin Roberts
1948 - 1966
SP
86.0
Pl
WW2
 
3.4
-0.3
83.1
0.1
8 Fergie Jenkins
1965 - 1983
SP
84.9
Pl
 
2.0
0.5
82.8
0.3
9 Nolan Ryan
1966 - 1993
SP
81.9
Pl
 
-2.2
0.6
83.9
0.4
10 Jim Palmer
1965 - 1984
SP
69.4
Pl
 
1.4
0.2
68.1
0.3
11 Don Sutton
1966 - 1988
SP
67.3
Pl
 
-1.7
0.5
68.6
0.2
12 Don Drysdale
1956 - 1969
SP
67.2
Pl
 
5.9
0.1
61.2
0.1
13 Luis Tiant
1964 - 1982
SP
66.7
 
0.8
0.1
66.1
0.2
14 Juan Marichal
1960 - 1975
SP
63.1
Pl
 
0.9
0.3
61.9
0.0
15 Tommy John
1963 - 1989
SP
62.0
 
-0.2
0.1
62.3
0.2
16 Jim Bunning
1955 - 1971
SP
59.4
Pl
 
-0.8
0.0
60.3
0.1
17 Whitey Ford
1950 - 1967
SP
57.4
Pl
KOR
 
3.7
-0.3
53.9
-0.1
18 Jerry Koosman
1967 - 1985
SP
53.9
VN
 
-3.4
0.4
57.1
0.2
19 Larry Jackson
1955 - 1968
SP
52.2
 
-0.4
0.1
52.5
0.0
20 Jim Kaat
1959 - 1983
SP
51.4
 
6.5
-0.1
45.2
0.2
21 Wilbur Wood
1961 - 1978
SP
50.2
 
-1.9
-0.1
52.2
-0.0
22 Mickey Lolich
1963 - 1979
SP
49.1
 
0.5
-0.1
48.8
0.1
23 Sandy Koufax
1955 - 1966
SP
49.0
Pl
 
-4.2
0.0
53.2
-0.0
24 Vida Blue
1969 - 1986
SP
45.5
 
0.4
0.3
45.0
0.2
25 Milt Pappas
1957 - 1973
SP
44.5
 
-2.3
0.1
46.8
0.1
26 Curt Simmons
1947 - 1967
SP
43.4
MIL
 
0.8
-0.1
42.7
0.1
27 Mel Stottlemyre
1964 - 1974
SP
43.1
 
2.7
-0.1
40.6
0.1
28 Jim Perry
1959 - 1975
SP
42.0
 
3.6
-0.3
38.7
-0.0
29 Sam McDowell
1961 - 1975
SP
41.8
 
-1.0
-0.2
42.9
0.0
30 Claude Osteen
1957 - 1975
SP
41.6
 
4.6
0.1
37.0
0.0
31 Catfish Hunter
1965 - 1979
SP
41.4
Pl
 
5.0
-0.0
36.5
0.2
32 Camilo Pascual
1954 - 1971
SP
41.2
 
3.7
-0.2
37.8
0.0
33 Bob Friend
1951 - 1966
SP
41.1
 
-5.8
-0.2
47.0
0.0
34 Andy Messersmith
1968 - 1979
SP
40.1
 
2.8
-0.0
37.4
-0.0
35 Jim Maloney
1960 - 1971
SP
37.9
 
3.4
0.2
34.3
0.1
36 Rick Wise
1964 - 1982
SP
36.7
 
4.5
0.4
32.1
0.2
37 Jerry Reuss
1969 - 1990
SP
35.5
 
2.3
0.4
33.1
0.2
38 Harvey Haddix
1952 - 1965
SP
33.7
KOR
 
4.0
-0.2
29.9
-0.0
39 Vern Law
1950 - 1967
SP
32.7
 
6.6
-0.1
26.2
0.0
40 Sonny Siebert
1964 - 1975
SP
32.3
 
3.1
-0.2
29.4
-0.0
41 Larry Dierker
1964 - 1977
SP
31.9
VN
 
-2.5
0.2
34.2
0.1
42 Frank Lary
1954 - 1965
SP
30.4
 
1.3
-0.1
29.2
-0.0
43 Joe Nuxhall
1944 - 1966
SP
30.3
 
3.8
-0.2
26.6
-0.0
44 Johnny Podres
1953 - 1969
SP
30.0
 
1.8
-0.1
28.2
-0.0
45 Joe Niekro
1967 - 1988
SP
29.9
 
1.0
0.3
28.7
0.2
46 Dean Chance
1961 - 1971
SP
29.8
 
-4.8
-0.4
34.9
-0.1
47 Gary Peters
1959 - 1972
SP
29.5
 
7.3
-0.3
22.5
-0.0
48 Lew Burdette
1950 - 1967
SP
28.9
 
3.4
-0.2
25.8
-0.0
49 Chris Short
1959 - 1973
SP
28.8
 
-2.8
0.3
31.4
0.2
50 Earl Wilson
1959 - 1970
SP
28.3
 
8.0
-0.3
20.5
-0.0
51 Don Wilson
1966 - 1974
SP
27.9
 
0.1
0.2
27.7
0.1
52 Bill Hands
1965 - 1975
SP
27.6
 
-2.7
0.4
30.2
0.2
53 Ken Holtzman
1965 - 1979
SP
27.6
 
0.3
0.3
27.1
0.2
54 Mike Cuellar
1959 - 1977
SP
27.2
 
-2.2
0.2
29.3
0.2
55 Dave McNally
1962 - 1975
SP
26.0
 
1.1
-0.2
25.2
0.0
56 Gary Nolan
1967 - 1977
SP
25.9
 
0.1
0.2
25.7
0.1
57 Steve Renko
1969 - 1983
SP
24.0
 
2.9
0.3
21.0
0.2
58 Dave Roberts
1969 - 1981
SP
23.8
 
1.5
0.3
22.2
0.2
59 Joe Coleman
1965 - 1979
SP
23.7
 
-1.2
0.1
25.0
0.2
60 Joe Horlen
1961 - 1972
SP
23.5
 
-1.8
-0.3
25.5
-0.1
61 Don Mossi
1954 - 1965
SP
23.5
 
1.1
-0.2
22.5
-0.1
62 Mike Torrez
1967 - 1984
SP
23.4
 
-0.7
0.3
24.1
0.3
63 Dick Donovan
1950 - 1965
SP
23.4
 
2.7
-0.2
20.8
-0.1
64 Bob Purkey
1954 - 1966
SP
23.0
 
-1.9
-0.0
24.9
-0.0
65 Stan Bahnsen
1966 - 1982
SP
22.8
VN
 
-0.9
0.2
23.8
0.3
66 Pedro Ramos
1955 - 1970
SP
22.3
 
0.1
-0.2
22.4
-0.1
67 Bill Lee
1969 - 1982
SP
22.2
 
0.8
0.2
21.4
0.2
68 Bob Veale
1962 - 1974
SP
22.1
 
-2.8
0.3
24.8
0.2
69 Stan Williams
1958 - 1972
SP
22.0
 
-1.4
-0.2
23.5
-0.1
70 Billy O'Dell
1954 - 1967
SP
21.9
 
-0.6
0.1
22.4
0.1
71 Bob Buhl
1953 - 1967
SP
21.7
KOR
 
-6.1
-0.1
27.9
0.1
72 Mudcat Grant
1958 - 1971
SP
21.6
 
2.5
-0.3
19.4
-0.1
73 Nelson Briles
1965 - 1978
SP
21.1
 
0.5
0.4
20.5
0.2
74 Fritz Peterson
1966 - 1976
SP
21.1
 
1.7
-0.1
19.5
0.1
75 Al Downing
1961 - 1977
SP
21.0
 
-1.3
-0.1
22.5
0.0
76 Rudy May
1965 - 1983
SP
20.7
 
-0.0
0.3
20.7
0.3
77 Bill Monbouquette
1958 - 1968
SP
20.6
 
-1.7
-0.3
22.5
-0.1
78 Billy Hoeft
1952 - 1966
SP
20.5
 
3.7
-0.0
16.9
-0.0
79 Marty Pattin
1968 - 1980
SP
20.4
 
-0.7
0.1
21.2
0.2
80 Dick Ellsworth
1958 - 1971
SP
20.1
 
-3.2
0.1
23.3
0.0
81 Jim Rooker
1968 - 1980
SP
19.9
 
2.8
0.0
17.0
0.0
82 Denny McLain
1963 - 1972
SP
19.7
 
-1.0
-0.2
20.8
0.0
83 Juan Pizarro
1957 - 1974
SP
19.7
 
3.6
-0.2
16.2
-0.0
84 Dick Drago
1969 - 1981
SP
19.4
 
-1.1
0.3
20.5
0.4
85 Ray Sadecki
1960 - 1977
SP
19.3
 
3.0
0.3
16.2
0.2
86 Jim O'Toole
1958 - 1967
SP
19.2
 
-2.3
0.1
21.4
0.1
87 Bobby Bolin
1961 - 1973
SP
19.0
 
2.2
0.2
16.6
0.2
88 Bill Singer
1964 - 1977
SP
18.9
 
-0.7
0.3
19.5
0.2
89 Ray Herbert
1950 - 1966
SP
18.9
 
2.7
-0.1
16.3
0.0
90 Jack Sanford
1956 - 1967
SP
18.5
 
0.9
-0.1
17.6
-0.0
91 Don Larsen
1953 - 1967
SP
18.4
 
6.2
0.0
12.3
-0.0
92 Bob Shaw
1957 - 1967
SP
18.4
 
-0.6
0.1
19.1
0.1
93 Mike McCormick
1956 - 1971
SP
18.4
 
1.3
0.0
17.2
0.0
94 Denny Lemaster
1962 - 1972
SP
18.4
 
-0.8
0.3
19.0
0.2
95 Carl Morton
1969 - 1976
SP
18.2
 
0.5
0.1
17.6
0.0
96 Ernie Broglio
1959 - 1966
SP
18.1
 
-0.1
0.1
18.2
0.1
97 Jack Kralick
1959 - 1967
SP
18.1
 
-0.1
-0.2
18.3
-0.1
98 Ken Johnson
1958 - 1970
SP
18.0
 
-2.4
0.2
20.4
0.1
99 Hank Aguirre
1955 - 1970
SP
17.9
 
-3.0
-0.2
21.0
-0.1
100 Steve Barber
1960 - 1974
SP
17.5
 
-0.5
-0.2
18.1
0.0
 
  Bob Gibson
1959 - 1975
SP
89.9
Pl
 
7.7
0.3
81.9
0.1
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