January 15, 1981: Bob Gibson Is Elected To The Hall Of Fame


With 337 of 401 votes, Gibson received 82% of the vote and became just the 11th player in history to be recognized as a first-year candidate, joining Al Kaline, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Bob Feller, Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Warren Spahn, and Mickey Mantle.