Norwood Gibson

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Norwood Ringold Gibson

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Then Boston again strengthened by the accession of Norwood Gibson, for whom Charley Nichols stood sponsor, and he proved a most fortunate man for the team." - the opinion of Sporting Life's Boston correspondent in the April 21, 1906 issue

Norwood Gibson was part of the starting rotation on the Boston Americans in 1903 and 1904, both of which won the American League pennant, with the 1903 team winning the first World Series.

Gibson, who had gone to the University of Notre Dame from 1896-1900, was said by Sporting Life to have earned three degrees, and after his time as a ballplayer he became a chemistry instructor at Wabash College. Source: Sporting Life, October 5, 1907.

The 1904 Boston team had a tremendous starting rotation. In a league where the average ERA was 2.60, the team had a 2.12 ERA, with Cy Young posting a 1.97, Jesse Tannehill at 2.04, Bill Dinneen at 2.20, Gibson at 2.21 and George Winter at 2.32.

Gibson was in the minors from 1900 to 1903, pitching much of the time for Kansas City.

Through 2011 he is the only major leaguer with the first name Norwood, although Willie Norwood had it as a last name.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1904)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1904)
  • Won a World Series with the Boston Americans in 1903 (he did not play in the 1903 World Series)

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