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Hochman: Bob Gibson was blessed by the friendship of a preacher and fantasy camp catcher — and vice versa

Terry Rush of Tulsa, Oklahoma, spent time at a 1980s Cardinals fantasy camp with Bob Gibson. Photo courtesy of Terry Rush

Terry married Mary on April 20, 1968 — a day Bob Gibson pitched a complete game against the Cubs.

After his wife died 25 days ago, Terry Rush received a text message from Bob Gibson’s wife. Wendy Gibson wanted Terry to know that she and Bob were thinking of him.

“And within days,” Terry said, “I'm texting Wendy to say, ‘Hey, friend.