It's a bit odd to see pitching coach Bob Gibson walk out to the mound in his Atlanta Braves' baby blues in this clip from 1983. Few remember that Gibson tried his hand at coaching in the 1980s, originally joining Joe Torre's New York Mets as an "attitude coach" --- whatever that was.
It's a longstanding baseball maxim that the very best players don't make great coaches or managers. Babe Ruth never got his shot, Ted Williams struggled as Senators' skipper and "Gibby" only lasted until 1984 as a Major League coach. Here we see him try to coax the best out of Greg McMurtry, who does manage to break Jack Clark's bat and then escape the first inning via a doubleplay on a ball scalded to third.
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