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Bob Gibson at a USAFE baseball clinic, 1972

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 4, 2020

Lloyd Borguss ©Stars and Stripes
Wiesbaden, West Germany, January, 1972: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson demonstrates a grip during a USAFE baseball clinic at Wiesbaden Air Base. His eager pupils are, left to right, Bert Bagley, Shed Robinson and Terry Jones of Zweibruecken, and Tom White and Bruce Monroe of Ramstein. Gibson posted a 2.91 career earned run average (including a record 1.12 in 1968) during his 17-year Hall of Fame career, winning 251 games and two Cy Young Awards. He died October 2, 2020 at age 84.

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