Jim Bibby, Former All-Star Pitcher, Passes Away at Age 65
Jim Bibby, a former all-star pitcher, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday, February 16, sometime around 9 p.m. at Lynchburg General Hospital. Details on his death were undisclosed.
Bibby pitched in the major leagues for 12 seasons, from 1972 to 1984, playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates for five years, the Rangers for four years, the Cleveland Indians for three years, and the Cardinals for two years. Bibby helped the Pirates win their last World Series when he started for the team in Game 7 of the 1979 World Series.
Bibby had his best season in 1980 when he went 19-6 with a 3.32 ERA earning himself an All-Star nod. Bibby maintained an impressive career from the start, in 1973 he threw a no-hitter for the Rangers against the Athletics.
Born Oct. 29, 1944, in Franklinton, N.C., Bibby is survived by Jacqueline Bibby, his wife, and Tamara Bibby and Tanya McClain, his two daughters.