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  St. Louis Cardinals Win 1968 National League Penna
Brief Description:  The St. Louis Cardinals won the National League pennant but lost to the Detroit Tigers in seven games in the 1968 World Series. Bob Gibson had a 22-9 record, hurled 13 shutouts, had a 15-game winning streak and allowed only 38 earned runs in 304 innings for a 1.12 ERA, a Major League record for a pitcher who worked more than 300 innings. He set a World Series strikeout record with 17 in the first game against Detroit. His remarkable season earned him the National League┬┤s Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards. In the Series, the Cardinals led three games to one, but the Tigers rallied to win the last three contests and claim their first world championship since 1945. Gibson won two games for the Redbirds and had 35 strikeouts in the Series, breaking the mark of 31 he set against the Yankees in 1964. Lou Brock batted .464 and stole seven bases.
Year:  1968
Decade:  1960 - 1969

Gibson, Bob

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