1953Named to All-State Basketball team as senior from Omaha Tech.
1956Averages 22 points per game on basketball scholarship to Creighton University.
1957Recruited by Harlem Globetrotters.
1958Attends spring training with St. Louis Cardinals.
1959Named Cardinals relief pitcher.
1961Moved to starting pitcher.
1962More than 200 season strikeouts.
1962Named to National League All-Star Team ... first of 9.
1964Strikes out record 31 batters in World Series ... Cardinals National Champs.
1967Pitches three complete games in which he only allowed three earned runs. Hits a home run in game 7. Leads Cards to second World Series victory.
1968Won National League MVP. Set record with 1.12 ERA.
1968League establishes "Gibson Rules" lowering mound and shrinking strike zone.
1971Pitches no hitter.
1981Cardinals retire Gibson's #45.
1981Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.
2012Omaha fans join together to place a Gibson statue at Werner Park. Play your part ... donate today!
From Omaha Tech and Creighton University standout to World Series Champ and Baseball Hall of Famer, Bob Gibson is one of Omaha's true sports heroes. Now you can be a part of that heroic heritage.
Join the Bob Gibson Heritage Project and help commemorate Bob's and Omaha's place in sports history. With your help we can erect more than a statue we can lay a foundation that inspires generations to follow their dreams.
These individuals and organizations have joined with the Bob Gibson Heritage Project. Their example is inspiretional.
The Project needs your help! Your donation of any amount will help secure the matching funds needed to cast and install the Bob Gibson statue and lay the foundation for future youth sports programs and education.
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Sarpy County Sports Commission Fund is a designated fund created at the Midlands Community Foundation, a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code -FEIN: 51-0191738. All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. No goods or services were provided to the donor for this gift.
The project team knew it would take a world-class artist to capture the athleticism and determination that Bob put into every pitch. After reviewing the work of artists nationwide, the perfect sculptor ended up being surprisingly close to home.
Littleton Alston has been sculpting for nearly three decades. His work in bronze has captured the energy and spirit of such notables as Dr. Martin Luther King, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, George Washington Carver and numerous mythic figures. Amazingly, he is also a current associate professor of sculpture at Bob Gibson's alma mater, Creighton University.
For the Bob Gibson statue, Alston has created a study of balance and form just moments after the release of a mighty pitch. Here you can see images of the scale maquette produced for reference.
The final statue will be eight feet tall and installed in its own courtyard at Werner Park.
Community leaders have pledged matching funds to cast and install the statue if the Project can raise equal amounts from individual fans.
We need your help. Please donate today.