Facing 31-game winner Denny McLain and the Detroit Tigers, the Cardinals' flame-throwing right-hander simply dominated. It's October 2, 1968, and Gibson has just blown a called third strike past Detroit slugger Willie Horton to wrap up the Cardinals' 4-0 victory. It is Gibson's World Series record 17th K of the day. The previous batter, Norm Cash, had been strikeout victim No. 16, enabling Gibson to break Sandy Koufax' record of 15 Ks in the 1963 Series against the Yankees. Gibson allowed only 5 hits in the game, walked just 1 and fanned at least 1 batter in every inning, striking out the side in the second and ninth -- truly one of the greatest performances in World Series history.
- Artist's name: Bill Purdom
- Dimensions: 20 in x 31 in
- Release Date: 1998
- Edition size: 600
- Hand numbered and signed by the artist
- From an original painting
- This lithograph is shipped in a heavy-duty cardboard tube for protection