October 29, 1944
Franklinton, North Carolina
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 4, 1972 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 26, 1984 for the Texas Rangers|
|Earned run average||3.76|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Blair Bibby (born October 29, 1944 in Franklinton, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1972 to 1984.
On July 30, 1973, while with the Rangers, Bibby no-hit the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 6-0, the first no-hitter in franchise history (from 1961 to 1971 the franchise had been known as the Washington Senators).
On May 19, 1981, at the age of 36 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bibby gave up a leadoff single to the Atlanta Braves' Terry Harper, then was perfect for the remainder of the game, proceeding to retire the next 27 straight batters. He pitched nine innings for the 5-0 shutout. On top of that he hit two doubles, going 2 for 3, and drove in a run and scored a run.
Bibby is the oldest brother of basketball player Henry Bibby and uncle of current NBA player Mike Bibby. He is married to Jacqueline Ann (Jordan) Bibby and has two daughters, Tamara Bibby of Washington, DC and Tanya Bibby (McClain) of Charlotte, NC.