Nebraska Authors

Bob Gibson

AKA: Robert Gibson, nicknamed "Hoot" and "Gibby"

Born 1935-11-09 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 2020-10-02
Omaha, NE

Famous baseball player from Omaha, NE

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
St. Louis, MO

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism


Bob Gibson; Sports; Baseball


High School Diploma, Omaha Technical High School, Omaha, NE
Undergraduate Studies, Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Professional Baseball Player, St. Louis Cardinals
Professional Basketball Player, Harlem Globetrotters
Restaurant owner and operator, Gibson's Spirits and Sustenance Restaurant, Omaha, NE

Places Worked

St. Louis Cardinals
Gibson's Spirits and Sustenance Restaurant, Omaha, NE


“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 24 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans
He won two Cy Young Awards and the 1968 National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award
The Cardinals retired his uniform number 45 in September 1975 and inducted him into the team Hall of Fame in 2014
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (1981)
All-State Baseball Team in Nebraska
He ranked Number 31 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, 1999
He has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame
A street outside Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha was renamed Bob Gibson Boulevard in his honor


Board Member of a local bank in Omaha, NE


Stranger to the Game. 1994. (with Lonnie Wheeler)
Pitch by Pitch. 2014. (with Lonnie Wheeler)

Weekly sports column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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