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Thursday, March 06, 2014

RetroSimba: Battle of wills: Bob Gibson, Gene Mauch play hardball

If Tim McCarver was awake he’d pass out.

Aiming higher, Baldschun hit Gibson in the thigh with the next pitch. Gibson flipped the bat underhanded toward the pitcher. Baldschun caught it with his glove hand. Harvey immediately ejected Gibson.

Said Harvey to The Sporting News: “He had a lethal weapon out there. I’m happy to say Gibson did not throw the bat violently. But he did throw it to the mound.”

“I wasn’t trying to hit him with the bat, but I was mad, hurt and just plain disgusted with the whole business,” Gibson said to the Associated Press. “I tossed the bat just the way hitters do when they’re disgusted after striking out.”

In his book, Gibson wrote, “Without thinking, I flung my bat in Baldschun’s direction … Naturally, I was ejected, which is exactly what Mauch was counting on.”

Bennett told United Press International, “Gibson’s nothing but a chicken … If he wants to fight, he ought to put up his fists instead of throwing the bat … That’s a coward’s way out if I ever saw one.”

Said Baldschun of his pitch to Gibson: “I figure he had one brush coming.”

Mauch told The Sporting News, “I’ve been popping off all over the country about how great a competitor Gibson is, but he didn’t show me much this time.”

Repoz Posted: March 06, 2014 at 05:42 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. cardsfanboy Posted: March 06, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4667511)
Most telling about this article is the candor from all involved. Nowadays almost nobody would admit to what was actually happening.
   2. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: March 06, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4667529)
Nowadays, the more honest you are, the bigger the fine and suspension.

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