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On This Date in Cardinals History: Oct. 12, 1967

On this day 45 years ago, Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson has one of the best individual, single-game performances in World Series history.

Gibson strikes out 10 Red Sox hitters, allowing only three hits and two runs in a complete game to win the deciding game of the World Series. And, if that wasn't enough, he helps supply the offense with a fifth inning home run

Boston scored single runs in the fifth and the eighth but can't make a game out of it as the Redbirds scored two runs in the third, two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to put the game out of reach.

The victory gives the Redbirds their eighth World Series championship and their second in four years. In 1964, Gibson and the Cardinals tamed Boston's hated rival, the New York Yankees.