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Our Special Bonds: Hoot and Holler (answers)

Answers to the Bob Gibson quiz posted on November 9, 2007.

Questions here:
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2007/11/our-special-bonds-hoot-and-holler.html

1) 2 with a Mets connection with 5+ HR vs Gibson. Those who hit 5+ HR against Bob Gibson comprise some pretty noteworthy names (like Billy Williams and Willie Stargell). But you probably wouldn't have figured that Deron Johnson (1981 coach) and Richie Hebner (1 year of Mets misery) would make that list.

2)The 1969 Met who struck out 37 times in 74 AB against Gibson. Donn Clendenon couldn't hit Gibson at all, and fortunately never had to face him in 1969.

3) The future Met with the first walk-off HR against Gibson. It was hit by ex-Dodger (and one-year Met) Tommy Davis.

4) Mets relative whose error cost Gibson in a 1-0 loss. The miscue was made by Ruben Gotay's uncle Julio and I'm guessing if Ruben had ever faced Gibson, he'd probably get plunked just for that.

5) Who did Gibson hit the most? It shouldn't be surprising that Ron Hunt was Gibson's most frequent plunkee, but perhaps the other person on that list, Roy McMillan, is surprising.

6) The only HR Gibson hit at Shea came against... Tug McGraw.

7) Who was walked prior to a Gibson grand slam against the Mets? John Strohmayer is probably wishing he hadn't walked Mike Tyson because it was Bob Gibson who followed with the knockout blow.

8) The pitcher-hitter combo who beat Gibson, 1-0 in 1964. Al Jackson beat Gibson twice by that score. Ed Kranepool was the teen who had the only RBI that day.

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