#39 - Bob "Hoot" Gibson
For 17 seasons (1959-1975), St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob “Hoot” Goibson was a dominant force! Over his career, he tallied up 251 wins, 3,117 strikeouts, and earned a lifetime 2.91 earned run average.
A nine-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won two Cy Young Awards and the 1968 National League Most Valuable Player Award. In 1981, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The Cardinals retired his uniform number 45 in September 1975 and inducted him into the team Hall of Fame in 2014.