On October 2, 1968 — “Someone should have warned us that he changed his clothes in a phone booth before he got to the park and took off the suit with the big S on it.” – NORM CASH, Tiger first baseman commenting on Bob Gibson’s commanding performance in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series.Bob Gibson establishes a new World Series record by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals defeat the Tigers in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, 4-0. The Redbird right-hander surpasses Sandy Koufax’s mark of 15, which the southpaw established on this date five years ago against New York.

 


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