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Retired MLB pitcher, Rob Dibble was born on January 24, 1964 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Rob Dibble was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round of the 1983 amateur draft, and made his debut with the Reds on June 29, 1988.
On June 4, 1989, Dibble struck out three batters on nine pitches in the eighth inning of a 5–3 win over the San Diego Padres. Dibble became the 14th National League pitcher and the 22nd pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning.
He was an MLB All-Star in 1990 and 1991, and was the 1990 NLCS Most Valuable Player (along with fellow "Nasty Boy" Randy Myers). Also in 1990, Dibble and his Reds won the World Series by beating the Oakland Athletics 4 games to 0.
As a member of the Cincinnati Reds, the reliever recorded his 500th career strikeout in fewer innings - 368 - than any other pitcher in modern baseball history. Nolan Ryan, Bob Fellar, Sandy Koufax and Lee Smith all needed more than 500 innings to strike out 500 batters.
Dibble required surgery to his pitching arm in 1994, and missed the entire season as a result. Dibble signed with the Chicago Cubs prior to the 1995 season, but didn't appear in a game. Instead, Dibble pitched for both the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. He signed with the Florida Marlins for the 1996 season, but missed the entire year due to injury, and retired soon after.
In 1998, Rob Dibble joined ESPN as a baseball analyst, working mostly on the radio show hosted by Dan Patrick. Dibble worked on The Best Damn Sports Show Period as a co-host until 2008, when he left to join FOX on their Saturday baseball program as an analyst. Dibble also spends time as a co-host/analyst of The Show on XM Radio. The Show, with co-host Kevin Kennedy, is a Monday-Friday 3 p.m.–6 p.m. (Eastern time) baseball show (on XM Channel 175) that discusses current events in the sport. In addition to the radio show, Dibble and Kennedy serves as co-analysts for FOXSports.com on a weekly video segment entitled "Around the Bases." served as a Little-League baseball coach in Avon, CT during the 2001 season. Dibble also is a co-host with former Major League player Denny Hocking on Fox Sports Radio Sunday night programming.