Dissecting Bob Gibson’s 1968 Season

Why was the mound lowered in 1969? Mostly because of the Bob Gibson’s 1968 MVP and Cy Young winning season. Starting roughly around 1950 (just after the end of WWII), baseball had transitioned fully from its first “live ball” era into its second “dead ball” era. From 1950-1968, pitching dominated like no other, but the portrait that Gibson painted in 1968 was better than any painting that Pablo Picasso could make. With a record of 22-9 with a 1.12 ERA (3rd lowest in a season ever) and a league leading 268 strikeouts, the Cardinal’s all-time ace, may not had been Continue reading Dissecting Bob Gibson’s 1968 Season