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Fenway
02-24-2010, 01:44 PM
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2010/02/24/jim_bibby_at_65_helped_pirates_win_79_world_series/



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SI1020
02-24-2010, 03:06 PM
I guess no one but us old timers remember big hard throwing Jim Bibby. The guy could bring it, and once he improved his control became a pretty reliable starter. He was a member of the "family" that won a WS in Pittsburgh where had his greatest success. His brother Henry played in the NBA. Henry's son Mike, his nephew is in his 12th year in the NBA, and currently a member of the Atlanta Hawks.

jabrch
02-24-2010, 03:19 PM
I loved his 81 Topps card for some reason...

Medford Bobby
02-24-2010, 03:34 PM
I saw that last weekend and seemed sadden by another "We Are Family" member passing away....

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white sox bill
02-24-2010, 03:56 PM
I was all of about 13 when he was a rookie. Had a blazing fastball and can remember Harry singing his praises. IIRC he walked quite a few but had high strikeouts. RIP big guy

happydude
02-24-2010, 05:59 PM
I guess no one but us old timers remember big hard throwing Jim Bibby. The guy could bring it, and once he improved his control became a pretty reliable starter. He was a member of the "family" that won a WS in Pittsburgh where had his greatest success. His brother Henry played in the NBA. Henry's son Mike, his nephew is in his 12th year in the NBA, and currently a member of the Atlanta Hawks.

Jesus. The connection between Jim, Henry, and Mike Bibby never occurred to me and, while I was a kid in Jim and Henry's heyday I never even wondered about it even though the last name is somewhat uncommon and all of those guys were relativelt light complected Black dudes. Thanks for the info.

And RIP Jim. I think he also threw a no no way back as well when he pitched in the AL?

ode to veeck
02-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Henry lead UCLA to 3 of Wooden's streak of championships and was also a member of the legendary '73 Knicks championship team.

Sorry to hear about Jim's passing, the man had serious unhittable heat.