WVEL Sports/Health Scope Now: Baseball Legend Bob Gibson, Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

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One of the toughest competitors in St. Louis Cardinals history is now taking on another tough opponent. Cancer.

Baseball Hall Of Famer Bob Gibson, is fighting pancreatic cancer.

According to KSDK-TV, Gibson’s agent, Dick Zitzman, confirmed on last Saturday night that Cardinals legend is fighting this disease.

Robert “Bob” Gibson is one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history.

He amassed 251 wins, two Cy Young Awards, an MVP, a career 2.91 ERA. nine gold gloves, nine all star appearances, and two World Series titles in 17 years in the major leagues, all with the Cardinals.

He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, and his number “45” is retired for the Cardinals.

Gibson will be turning 84 on November 9th of this year.