St. Louis Post-Dispatch
(Bob) Gibson, 83, was diagnosed with cancer several weeks ago, said his longtime agent, Dick Zitzmann. Gibson has visited Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and has been hospitalized in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., for the past two weeks although he his hopeful of being released early this week. Zitzmann, after speaking to Gibson, said that chemotherapy is likely to begin on Monday in Omaha. “All we do now is pray. We all know what a competitor he is,” said Zitzmann. More
I could give you his Hall of Fame stats or review his Cy Young winning year of 1968, but I’d rather tell you about how intimidating Gibson was when he took the mound. So much so that MLB decided to lower the mound in 1969. Here
What I don’t want to talk about is the prognosis for pancreatic cancer, it’s just too grim.