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Josh Gibson

Joshua Gibson was an American Negro league baseball catcher. Baseball historians consider Gibson to be among the very best power hitters and catchers in the history of any league, including Major League Baseball. In 1972, he became the second Negro league player to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Gibson played for the Homestead Grays from 1930 to 1931, moved to the Pittsburgh Crawfords from 1932 to 1936, and returned to the Grays from 1937 to 1939 and 1942 to 1946. In 1937, he played for Ciudad Trujillo in Trujillo's Dominican League and from 1940 to 1941, he played in the Mexican League for Rojos del Águila de Veracruz. Gibson served as the first manager of the Santurce Crabbers, one of the most historic franchises of the Puerto Rico Baseball League. Gibson was known as the "black Babe Ruth". In fact, some fans at the time who saw both Ruth and Gibson play called Ruth "the white Josh Gibson".

About Josh Gibson

Australian rules footballer who is recognized for having played for both the North Melbourne Football Club and the Hawthorn Football Club. With Hawthorn he was a member of the premiership winning squad in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Before Fame

In 2006, he was drafted onto the Kangaroos rookie list.


He competed on the 4th season of Australia's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

Family Life

He is from Australia.


He competed against pop singer Shannon Noll on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

Information related to Josh Gibson

  • http://www.gshf.org Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
  • http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00016050.html ESPN Sportcentury article on Josh Gibson
  • https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Josh_Gibson Josh Gibson at Baseball-Reference.com Bullpen
  • https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB118894606447517416?mod=hpp_europe_leisure An opera about Josh Gibson in the Wall Street Journal
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Latest information about Josh Gibson updated on January 22, 2021.

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