1. Bob Gibson
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Gibson never played a game outside a Cardinal uniform, and thank goodness he didn’t. From 1959-1975, he won 251 games, recorded 56 shutouts, faced over 16,000 batters and struck out 3,117. He was so good in 1968 that Major League Baseball lowered the height of the mound from 15 inches to 10. That season he posted an ERA of 1.12 while winning 22 games- 13 by shutout. He responded to the new mound by winning 20 games and striking out 269 in 1969, and notching 23 wins while striking out 274 in 1970. He’s a Nine-time All-Star, nine gold gloves, two Cy Youngs, two World Series rings, two-time World Series MVP. He holds records for his 1.12 ERA, 35 strikeouts during a World Series and 17 strikeouts in a World Series game.