VOICES PODCAST: BOB GAINES

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Christy Mathewson won 373 games over 17 seasons. Forget about 20-game winning seasons, let’s talk about 30-game winning seasons. Mathewson won 30 or more games four times, including a 37-win season in 1908. Sure the changes in baseball over the last century are far and wide, but still … 37 wins? 390 innings pitched? A 1.43 ERA?

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VOICES: DR. DOUG FELDMANN

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Dr. Doug Feldmann, author of Gibson’s Last Stand: The Rise, Fall, and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, remembers the first and only time he saw Bob Gibson pitch. It was 1974. Gibson was 38 years old, Feldmann was four.

“This Gibson guy is horrible,” Feldmann remembers telling father on the car ride home after the game.

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