Bob Gibson -- one of the greatest pitchers in MLB history -- has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
The St. Louis Cardinals legend passed away while in hospice care in Omaha, Nebraska ... according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Gibson had been in the cancer fight for more than a year.
During his 17 seasons in Major League Baseball, Gibson was THE MAN!!!
A 2-time World Series champ. 2-time World Series MVP. 2 Cy Young awards. NL MVP in 1968.
He made the All-Star team 9 times! He was a 9-time Gold Glove winner.
He logged 3,117 strikeouts! 251 wins!!
Of course, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 -- first ballot.
The Cardinals retired his #45 back in 1975 and put him in the franchise Hall of Fame in 2014. There's also a statue of Gibson in front of Busch Stadium.
He was also a MONSTER on the basketball court!! In fact, he had a brief stint with the Harlem Globetrotters back in the day!
RIP to one of the true all-time greats.
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