Gibson vs. McLain ’68 | MLB’s Speedy Changeup
1968 World Series. Game 1. Forever remembered as Bob Gibson’s Day. The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher recorded a shutout while notching a still standing postseason record of 17 strikeouts in the pitchers duel of pitchers duels against Denny McLain after both had won the MVP and Cy Young awards in their respective leagues.
Set against a backdrop of an ever-changing America, the country’s national pastime was also set to go through a revolution in an attempt to level the balance between pitching and offense by leveling the mound, Chris DeSalvo and Kevin Chroust (along with a heavy dose of Harry Caray!) head back to Busch Stadium to relive this memorable day.
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