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RIP Jim Bibby

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Sad news out of Lynchburg, Va.
    In 1993, I did one of those "week in the life of" stories about a Class A baseball team - Lynchburg. Bibby was pitching coach. An interesting guy.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I got his autograph on a 1981 NL All-Star card at a Giants game when I was a kid.

  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Great bloodlines in that family.

    RIP to a great Bucco. I can still see the sweat dripping off the brim of his hat.

    I think he retired 27 straight once. Gave up a leadoff hit, and it was lights out from that point.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    He had 38 decisions (19-19) in 1974. Wow
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    damn i feel old. bibby was one of the 1st players i remember from childhood. rip.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One of the first baseball cards I had was of Bibby. RIP.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    According to Mike Shropshire, former Star-Telegram Rangers beat writer and author of "Seasons in Hell" (a great book about the early 70s Rangers and that era of baseball in general), Bibby had the most-impressive "equipment" in the big leagues, if not the entire world.
  8. He was a real fireballer. Even though he was primarily a starter, he threw it a la Goose Gossage ... just rear back and fire away.

    Bibby started Game 7 of the '79 World Series and left with the lead in Game 4. 93Devil brought up a great memory ... Bibby's hat would be soaked through by the second inning.
  9. After his playing days, he had a good run as a minor league pitching coach and always had great stories to tell.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Jim Bibby was a bitch. Anyone who batted against him would tell you how hard he threw. Condolences to the Bibby family. Definitely makes you think of your own mortality.
  11. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I have a lot of fond memories of him pitching too. He seemed to be always smiling in his baseball cards.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Just realized Bibby was the same age as my dad (actually, he was about two months older). Also noticed from looking at his stats that he didn't make his major-league debut until age 27. Anyone know why?
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