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    RatsbuddyRatsbuddy
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    Anybody watch Games 6 & 7 from the 1968 World Series last night on the MLB Network? It was sort of a tribute to Al Kaline with regards to his passing.

    I don’t know about the rest of you but it was difficult for me to watch. I remember those games and listening to them on the radio when I was in 4th grade. Anyway, I kept switching back and forth late last night from the games and Married With Children. Al Bundy sort of has all the answers. I bet our Esteemed Pugs has a lot of Al Bundy in him..:)

    r/Esteemed Rat

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    Bob Gibson’s ERA of 1.12 in 1968 is still one of the most remarkable things in baseball history.

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    And he had 28 complete games…another remarkable feat.

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    Speaking of Pugs, has he been hibernating?

    1968 was the year I really began watching baseball. Gibby’s 13 shutouts seems next to impossible — still the most since the dead-ball era. Plus, he had an additional 3 complete games and another shutout in the World Series.

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    Bob Gibson’s ERA of 1.12 in 1968 is still one of the most remarkable things in baseball history.

    At the risk of sounding blasphemous on a Cards forum, I’ll take the 2000 version of Pedro Martinez as the most incredible pitching season ever (with his 1999 only a very slight distance behind). At the height of the steroid era, his ERA+ was an insane 291 (vs 258 for Gibson’s incredible 1968). He gave up less than 3/4 of a hit/walk per inning and struck out almost 9 times as many as he walked.

    That said, 1.12 is a crazy number and Gibson deserves a huge amount of credit for being that great.

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    At the risk of sounding blasphemous on a Cards forum, I’ll take the 2000 version of Pedro Martinez

    Yeah pal, walk carefully and check your six often.

    #126278
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    It was not even close.

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    Yeah, watching that ‘85 play live on TV back then, just after the play in that split second I said “Whew, got him by a half-step”. Then when Denkinger said “Safe”, I couldn’t believe it! I’ve had seen umps get closer plays than that correct.

    Games 6 and 7 ‘68 are indeed painful. That dynasty that looked to be accelerating came crashing down. It started a decline in the club’s fortunes that lasted until 1981, with a couple of small upticks in descent.

    Then came the roller-coaster ‘80s – good one year, not so much the next, then good again, then back down.

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    I have been watching the 2011 WS on Fox Midwest. Great games and memory jogger. That team went on a fantastic run to make the playoffs, win the NL and win the WS. The playoff series against the Phillies was great as well. I forgot how many moves the Front Office made to pull that club together by August.

    I would love FSMW to show some of the other WS while there is no live baseball.

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    It was painful!!!!!!!

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