Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Former Pirates Pitcher Jim Bibby Dies

Jim Bibby died yesterday after battling cancer. He was 65.

Bibby was a member of the Pirates from 1978-81 and 1983. He won a World Series ring as a member of the We-Are-Family Buccos in 1979.

Bibby is the uncle of current NBA player Mike Bibby, who plays for the Atlanta Hawks.

Besides being a World Series champion, Bibby was a one time All-Star (1980) and will forever be in the baseball record book for throwing a no-hitter while pitching for Texas in 1973.

The picture is one of my prized possessions. A Lynchburg Hillcats bobblehead that he autographed. Bibby was a pitching coach for Lynchburg following his playing career.

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