Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: cardinals, history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogTHE B/R Q&A: ROB MANFRED WANTS MLB TO 'OWN THE NEXT GENERATION' OF SPORTS FANS
(46 - 10:03am, Mar 28)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogBraves urge fans to plan as traffic test looms with exhibition game
(19 - 10:03am, Mar 28)
Last: Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™

NewsblogBronson Arroyo: "I'm literally about to pull off the impossible"
(16 - 10:01am, Mar 28)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogOTP 27 March 2017: Trump, Healthcare, and the Art of the Botched Deal
(235 - 9:58am, Mar 28)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(926 - 9:41am, Mar 28)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogRaul Mondesi wins starting second base job for the Royals
(44 - 9:25am, Mar 28)
Last: McCoy

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2002 Ballot
(3 - 9:01am, Mar 28)
Last: ThickieDon

NewsblogJose Canseco is getting back in baseball as a television analyst covering the A's
(1 - 8:48am, Mar 28)
Last: AROM

NewsblogHeyman: Cardinals, Molina Making Big Progress Toward Extension
(11 - 8:46am, Mar 28)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(178 - 3:30am, Mar 28)
Last: Richard

Gonfalon CubsBelated Spring Training Thoughts
(7 - 1:33am, Mar 28)
Last: Moeball

NewsblogBrockmire’ Trailer: “Sybaritic Love Letter To Baseball” Says Hank Azaria
(7 - 1:22am, Mar 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogTwins' attempt to chart fatigue raises concerns with players union
(20 - 9:31pm, Mar 27)
Last: puck

NewsblogOakland A's 'understand' Raiders need to move, remind us they need a new stadium
(3 - 8:23pm, Mar 27)
Last: Bote Man

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2002 Discussion
(13 - 8:19pm, Mar 27)
Last: Moeball

Page rendered in 0.1236 seconds
47 querie(s) executed