Gibbs reflects on days with Rebels, Yankees at Rotary

July 15, 2019

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 9:19 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2019 9:19 PM

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and baseball legend jake gibbs was in tupelo today. gibbs spoke to the rotary club of tupelo. gibbs played quarterback for the rebels during the glory years of the late fifties and early sixties. gibbs also led ole miss to its first sec baseball championship in 1959. gibbs says baseball is his first love, and he went on to play several years with the new york yankees, where he played catcher. he played during the same era as mickey mantle and ted williams, and was part of the new york yankees-boston red sox rivalry. gibbs says in those days, the yankees and the red sox got along.... most of the time. ha, ha!" "we had a fight one night with the red sox, rico petrocelli and joe pepitone, and it was a good fight, and joe pepitone at that time was wearing toupees, and when the fight started, somebody knew that joe had a toupee on when they played in the game, and they had him down on his knees, and they were trying to get his toupee off, and he was holding his head trying to hold it on, ha, ha, ha, ha!" gibbs is also a former ole miss baseball coach. his thoughts on mike bianco tonight at ten. congratulations to
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