Bob Gibson, who won 251 games in a Hall of Fame career at the St. Louis Cardinals, is being treated for pancreatic cancer.
Gibson's condition was first reported on Saturday by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The 83-year-old, who starred at Omaha Tech High and later at Creighton, was diagnosed with pancreatic disease a few weeks ago, as his longtime agent Dick Zitzmann told the Post-Dispatch.
Gibson was hospitalized in Omaha in the past two weeks, Zitzmann said. He also visited Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
According to Zitzmann, Gibson will probably start chemotherapy on Monday in Omaha.
The news of Gibson's condition was released on Saturday when Hall of Famer pitcher Jack Morris ̵
Gibson was 251-174 with a 2.91 ERA from 1959 to 1975 with the Cardinals. The right-handed man led St. Louis in 1964 and 1967 to World Series titles and 1968 National League pennant. He was 7-2 in nine World Series launches.
Gibson won the NL Cy Young Award and MVP in 1968 when he went with 1.12 ERA and 13 shutouts 22-9. He still holds club records for victories, complete games, shutouts and strikeouts.
Gibson, who also stood out on the racetrack and played basketball in Creighton, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. The Nebraska 100, the list of the greatest athletes in the state's history.