RHP 1926-28, 30, 32 Tigers, Yankees, Giants
The sidearming Gibson was only moderately successful in the majors but was a legend in the Pacific Coast League. He had six 20-win seasons for San Francisco and won 307 minor league games, the last at age 47.
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|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 10, 1926: At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth hit back-to-back homers off Tiger starter Sam Gibson, and the Yankees outscore the Tigers, 13–9. Herb Pennock is the winner. |
» September 24, 1928: The Tigers draw 404 fans for their last meeting with the Red Sox, winning 8–0 behind Sam Gibson's 5-hitter. Pat Simmons is knocked out in the 7th when he gives up consecutive triples to Al Wingo, batting 9th, John Stone, and Charlie Gehringer. Harry Heilmann has a home run and double for Detroit. Jack Rothrock is busy for Boston playing LF, SS, and pitching a shutout last inning.