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Omaha Storm Chasers send best wishes to Bob Gibson as he starts pancreatic cancer treatment

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 19:41:42-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — People around the baseball community in Omaha wanted to wish their best to Bob Gibson as he goes through pancreatic cancer treatment.

The Omaha Storm Chasers have a statue of Gibson outside Werner Park. Even though he never played in the Royals organization, the Storm Chasers say he is an integral part of Omaha baseball's history.

"Well to arguably have the greatest right-handed pitcher of all-time from your metro and to live in your county," said Martie Cordaro, the Storm Chasers President and General Manager. "He was a Cardinal, we're a Royals affiliate. It's a celebration of baseball, not a celebration of nicknames. We'll always be proud of having Bob's statue here at the ballpark."

Gibson played on the Omaha Cardinals when the minor league team was located in Omaha. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.