Thursday, January 15, 1981

1981: Bob Gibson elected to Hall of Fame

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In 1981, Bob Gibson was the only player elected to the Hall of Fame.   

As a young man in Omaha, Gibson excelled at baseball and basketball in high school.   He played college basketball at Creighton University and had a brief stint with the Harlem Globetrotters.   


In 1957, he signed with the Cardinals, and made his big-league debut in 1959.


His 17 years with St. Louis were awesome:  251 victories, 255 complete games, 3,117 strikeouts, 56 shutouts, and an ERA of 2.91.        
His 1968 season may have been the greatest modern pitching performance:   22-9, 13 shutouts, 28 complete games and an unbelievable 1.12 ERA!  And he won game 7 in the 1964 & 1967 World Series!

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Monday, January 12, 1981

1981: "Dynasty" made its debut on US TV


"Dynasty" started this week in 1981 with oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) marrying his former secretary Krystle.      

Add to all of this his first wife Alexis and it was perfectly intriguing television, or sort of an evening "soap opera".   It became a huge popular show on ABC and lasted for most of the decade.

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