Former Rangers Pitcher Bibby Dead at 65

Former pitcher played 12 years in the majors

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Former Rangers Pitcher Bibby Dead at 65

Ian McKinnell

The win Saturday was Fort Worth's third straight over Grand Prairie to start the 2009 season.

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Former major league pitcher Jim Bibby has died. He was 65.

Bibby died Tuesday night at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia. The cause was not disclosed. The family asked for privacy but said a statement would be released later.

Bibby played 12 years in the majors and pitched the first no-hitter in Texas Rangers history, beating Oakland 6-0 in 1973. He was a member of the Pittsburgh team that won the 1979 World Series, starting two games against Baltimore -- including the deciding seventh game.

He also played for St. Louis and Cleveland during his major league years from 1972 to 1984.


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