Bob Gibson, Omaha native and baseball team member, receives treatment for pancreatic cancer | Local sports



Bob Gibson, who won 251 games during a Hall of Fame career with the St. Louis Cardinals, is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Gibson's condition was reported for the first time on Saturday by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The 83-year-old, who starred in Omaha Tech High and later Creighton, was diagnosed with a pancreatic center several weeks ago, his long-time agent Dick Zitzmann told the Post-Dispatch.

Gibson has been hospitalized in Omaha for the past two weeks, Zitzmann said. He has also visited the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

According to Zitzmann, Gibson will probably start chemotherapy Monday in Omaha.

The news of Gibson's condition was made public on Saturday, when Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Morris, airing a game for the Minnesota Twins, said he received a notice about Gibson.

Gibson pitched for the Cardinals from 1959 to 1975. He still holds club records for wins, complete games, shutouts and strikeouts.

He won the National League Cy Young and the MVP in 1968, when he went 22-9 with a 1.12 ERA and 13 shutouts.


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