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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.
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MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 1

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu hit a two-run home run and scored three times Monday, sparking the New York Yankees to a 6-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
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Former St. Louis GM Bing Devine dies

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Former St. Louis Cardinals General Manager Bing Devine died Saturday after a short illness.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
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Singer/actor Hamilton Camp dead at 70

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Hamilton Camp, half of the 1960s folk music duo Gibson and Camp, has died in Los Angeles at age 70.

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Bob Gibson
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Bob Gibson waves as he is introduced before induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Patrick Robert "Bob" Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Gibson was a fierce competitor who rarely smiled and was known to throw close fast inside pitches to let batters know who was in charge (similar to his contemporary and fellow Hall of Famer Don Drysdale), although he had good control and hit only 102 batters in his career (fewer than Drysdale's 154). Considered to be the best pitcher in Cardinals history (along with Dizzy Dean), Gibson dominated with his fastball, sharp slider, and a slow, looping curveball. He now resides in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue with his wife and son and is a special instructor coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Born Pack Gibson, after his father who died 3 months before his birth (the Gibson family could not afford a camera; therefore no photographs of his father exist). Gibson changed his name to Robert when he turned 18. Despite a childhood filled with health problems, including rickets, asthma, pneumonia, and a heart murmur, he was active in sports as a youth, particularly baseball and basketball. After a standout career in baseball and basketball at Tech High in Omaha, Gibson won a basketball scholarship to Creighton University.

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