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Josh Gibson – A Baseball legend

Posted by Hy Nguyen on 2/1/2016 to Baseball Jerseys
Josh Gibson – A Baseball legend
Joshua “Josh” Gibson was an American Negro league baseball player. Better known as “the Black Babe Ruth,” he was considered to be one of the greatest power hitter and catcher in the history of baseball. Elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in year 1972, his Hall of Fame plaque claims he hit “almost 800” homeruns in his 17-year career. In his honor the U.S. Postal Services on July 6, 2000, issued a 33 cents commemorative stamp featuring his painting and his name. Satchel Paige, who was Gibson's teammate on the Pittsburgh Crawfords and a Hall of Famer too, said, "He was the greatest hitter who ever lived." Another Hall of Famer Walter Johnson, said about Gibson "He hits the ball a mile,"