Bob Gibson – His New York Mets Career 1987

No not that Bob Gibson.  This Bob Gibson pitched four seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers before the Mets signed him as a free agent prior to the 1987 season.  After starting the season with the Tidewater Tides, the Mets top minor league club, Gibson was promoted to the Mets in July and made his Met debut on July 25, 1987 vs. the Houston Astros.  Gibson entered the game in the 8th inning and faced four batters, striking out two and walking one.  It would be his only appearance in a Met uniform, as well as his last appearance in a Major League game.  He returned to Tidewater where he finished out the season.  With Tidewater, he went 11-7 with a 4.34 ERA. 

Following the 1987 season Gibson was granted free agency and signed with the Baltimore Orioles where he pitched for their Triple A affiliate the Rochester Red Wings.  He retired following the 1988 season.

While with the Mets Gibson wore number 38.

Bob Gibson also played for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1983-1986.


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