Charline Gibson was best known for being the first wife of Bob Gibson, an American professional baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. It is being reported that Gibson has died of pancreatic cancer on October 2nd, 2020.
The Two were married for 17 years
Bob Gibson and Charline were married for 17 years, from 1957 to 1974. They divorced in 1974 and Gibson would go on to marry Wendy Gibson in 1979 and the two remarried until his death on Friday, October 2nd, 2020. In January 1975, Gibson announced he would retire at the end of the 1975 season, admittedly using baseball to help cope with his recent divorce from his former wife, Charline.
Gibson was a father to three children: two with his first wife, Charline, and one with his second wife, Wendy.
Bob Gibson Death & Cause
Gibson died on October 2, 2020, aged 84 in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, under hospice care after fighting pancreatic cancer for more than a year
Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, the dominating St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA.
Gibson’s death came on the 52nd anniversary of perhaps his most overpowering performance when he struck out a World Series record 17 batters in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series against Detroit.
“I just heard the news about losing Bob Gibson and it’s kind of hard losing a legend. You can lose a game, but when you lose a guy like Bob Gibson, just hard, ”Cardinals star catcher Yadier Molina said. “Bob was funny, smart, he brought a lot of energy. When he talked, you listened. It was good to have him around every year. We lose a game, we lose a series, but the tough thing is we lost one great man. “