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    Ratsbuddy
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    Looks like pancreatic cancer. Didn’t see a thread so I thought I would start this.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/cardinals-hall-of-fame-pitcher-bob-gibson-diagnosed-with-pancreatic-cancer-022721659.html

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    I hated to hear this today. Gibson was right up there near Brock as my favorite Cardinal when I started pulling for the team in the late 60s. Hopefully he will do as well as Brock has evidently done since his cancer diagnosis a couple years ago.

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    I love Bob Gibson

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    Sad news.

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    Nigel says it all. Nasty nasty diagnosis, but if anybody can ko it, it’s Gibby. It’s been a good 10 years since our neighbor had it. He was one of the lucky ones. He told me that upon diagnosis, he completely changed his diet and started exercising like a fiend. He also said that he would go sit in his car with the windows up and no ac on hot summer days and just sweat it out for about a half hour and in the winter he would hit the sauna daily. Who knows how much it helped, but he beat the darn thing. Matter of fact I still see him sitting in that car of his in his driveway on summer days with his car not running and the windows up. If I were to ever come down with it, I sure wouldn’t like my chances, as I would figure I was a goner anyway and start smoking again and eating what Rat eats for dinner every night……living it up while I could .

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    My dad died with that disease but that was in 1943 and I hope they have made improvements in treatment.
    For those who haven’t studied this mans stats please read the article to be impressed with what a near superhuman looks like in the game of baseball.
    https://tinyurl.com/y3ynaj6r

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    I heard them talking about this on the broadcast last night. Man, Gibby is one of those guys who still sounds the same as he did 50 years ago, and has always looked great. The key with successful cancer recovery is to catch it early. There was no mention of how early he is in the condition.

    When you see Gibson, it is obvious he has taken good care of himself and has stayed in shape. That is half the battle right there. And a good message to all of us in the 50-plus age range – maintain a reasonably healthy diet, exercise, keep your weight down, and maintain a positive outlook. Not only will you likely be around longer, you will feel a lot better, which makes life easier.

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    Damn.

    Born in 63, I missed the great Cardinal teams of the 60’s but we all know who the players were and what they mean to the franchise.

    Prayers for Gibson and his family.

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    Pulling for you, Gibby.

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    I grew in 1960’s Memphis, loved those great Cardinals teams of the late 60’s. Brock, Maris,
    Cepeda, Javier, Flood, McCarver, Carlton, but the best of them all was Bob Gibson. Pulling and praying for you Gibby. You’ve always been a great Cardinal, always been a fighter and a winner, I hope you can win this one too.

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    Good biography for anyone wanting a refresher on Gibson’s life. (P.S. Isn’t this a great picture?)

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    Love the guy. Always one of my all time favorites. Ruined my Sunday when I saw the announcement but pray the good Lord will help here.

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    Forgot to mention – welcome oldcardsfan!

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    Thanks for the welcome Brian. And I’ll check out the book too.
    Many moons ago I read “From Ghetto to Glory” by Bob Gibson, I could use a refresher.
    He’s left his mark that’s for sure, 1968 he was something special to watch.

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    I loved those years and Gibson was one of the main reasons why.

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    I have always liked this one, and others like it. Looks like a bird of prey swooping in for the kill. Wouldn’t want to look at that coming at me from 60′Gibby, 1964

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    Good photo. The color one looks to me like he just landed a punch.

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    And he was a gold gloves boxer so that would be appropriate. Aaron warned players not to charge the mound against Gibson as it would not end well for them.

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