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Bob Gibson

Robert Gibson (Hoot or Gibby)
born Pack Robert Gibson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 189 lb.

Born: November 9, 1935 in Omaha, NE
High School: Tech HS (Omaha, NE)
School: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1959 (Age 23.157, 9,227th in MLB history)   vs. LAD 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1959-1975

Last Game: September 3, 1975 (Age 39.298)   vs. CHC 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1981 (337/401 ballots).
   View Bob Gibson Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Bob Gibson: 24 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 3 go ahead
1 Tm
STL24
 
vs RHP14
vs LHP10
 
Away13
Home11
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev7
Low Lev15
11 Opps
CHC5
NYM4
SFG3
PIT2
ATL2
LAD2
SDP2
PHI1
MON1
CIN1
HOU1
24 Pitchers
Mark Schaeffer1
Joe Decker1
Tommie Sisk1
Skip Pitlock1
Don Schwall1
Chris Short1
Pete Richert1
Ernie Broglio1
Gaylord Perry1
John Strohmayer1
Sammy Ellis1
George Stone1
Glen Hobbie1
Danny Coombs1
Ron Schueler1
Ken MacKenzie1
Johnny Podres1
Dick Ellsworth1
Bill Stoneman1
Tug McGraw1
13 Parks
Busch Stad6
Sprtsmn3/Busch5
Candlestick2
Wrigley Fld2
Dodger Stad1
Shea Stad1
LA Coliseum1
Atl-Fulton1
Polo Grounds1
VeteransStad1
Forbes Fld1
Qualcomm St1
Colt Stad1
Where Hit
711
Unk7
84
782
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms24
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th24
Outs
214
06
14
 
DefPos
P24
Bases
---14
1--4
1232
12-2
-2-1
1-31
 
41 RBI
RISP6
0 on14
1 on5
2 on3
3 on2
Any on10
Inning
26
33
42
53
62
74
82
92
 
1-39
4-67
7-end8
RelScore
+4..5
+33
+27
+13
Tied2
-11
-22
-31
 
Ahead18
Tied2
Behind4
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1961-07-05 STL @ LAD Johnny Podres tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.189 66% Home Run (Fly Ball); Warwick Scores
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1962-07-08 STL @ NYM Jay Hook ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.083 80% Home Run
3 3 2 1 1962-08-14 STL @ HOU Ken Johnson tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.123 60% Home Run (Deep LF)
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1963-05-24 STL NYM Ken MacKenzie ahead 6-3 b 5 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.077 96% Home Run; Oliver Scores
5 5 2 1 1963-09-02 (1) STL PIT Don Schwall ahead 5-1 b 8 2 --- 1 9 1 0.007 99% Home Run
6 6 3 1 1963-09-10 STL CHC Glen Hobbie ahead 2-0 b 2 1 12- 3 9 1 0.141 92% Home Run; Flood Scores; Altman Scores
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1965-05-16 (1) STL @ PIT Tommie Sisk ahead 5-3 t 9 2 --- 1 9 1 0.043 97% Home Run
8 8 2 1 1965-06-27 (1) STL CHC Ernie Broglio ahead 2-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.135 87% Home Run; McCarver Scores
9 9 3 1 1965-08-15 STL CIN Sammy Ellis behind 1-3 b 2 2 1-3 3 9 1 0.292 63% Home Run; Gagliano Scores; McCarver Scores
10 10 4 1 1965-08-31 STL @ CHC Dick Ellsworth ahead 1-0 t 5 2 --- 1 9 1 0.129 74% Home Run
11 11 5 1 1965-09-29 STL @ SFG Gaylord Perry ahead 4-0 t 8 1 123 4 9 1 0.017 100% Home Run (LF-CF); McCarver Scores; Shannon Scores; Maxvill Scores
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1966-05-10 STL @ CHC Ted Abernathy ahead 4-0 t 7 2 --- 1 9 1 0.028 97% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1969-06-20 STL @ NYM Tug McGraw behind 2-4 t 7 0 --- 1 9 1 0.124 29% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1970-06-12 STL @ SFG Skip Pitlock ahead 2-0 t 2 2 --- 1 9 1 0.087 76% Home Run
15 15 2 1 1970-06-30 STL CHC Joe Decker behind 1-4 b 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.092 33% Home Run
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1971-04-16 STL @ SDP Danny Coombs ahead 1-0 t 2 2 -2- 2 9 1 0.183 79% Home Run; Melendez Scores
17 17 2 1 1971-07-30 STL @ PHI Chris Short ahead 3-1 t 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.079 90% Home Run (LF-CF)
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1972-06-04 STL @ LAD Pete Richert ahead 2-0 t 9 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.055 99% Home Run; Maxvill Scores
19 19 2 1 1972-06-21 STL SDP Mark Schaeffer ahead 10-1 b 7 2 12- 3 9 1 0.000 100% Home Run; Carbo Scores; Maxvill Scores
20 20 3 1 1972-07-12 STL ATL Ron Schueler ahead 3-0 b 4 2 --- 1 9 1 0.054 92% Home Run
21 21 4 1 1972-07-21 STL @ ATL George Stone ahead 1-0 t 6 0 --- 1 9 1 0.122 79% Home Run
22 22 5 1 1972-08-30 STL SFG Jim Willoughby behind 0-1 b 6 0 --- 1 9 1 0.203 57% Home Run
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1973-06-21 STL MON Bill Stoneman ahead 3-0 b 4 2 --- 1 9 1 0.056 91% Home Run
24 24 2 1 1973-07-26 (1) STL NYM John Strohmayer ahead 6-1 b 5 0 123 4 9 1 0.012 100% Home Run; Reitz Scores; Carbo Scores; Tyson Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.