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Josh Gibson

Josh Gibson

by Carrie Golus
     
 

Gibson made 75 home runs in 1931?

Gibson's home runs often soared more than 500 feet?

In spite of his talent, Gibson never played for a major league baseball team?

Josh Gibson is known to many as one of the best baseball players-and possibly the best hitter of all time. For many years, baseball fans overlooked Gibson's accomplishments because he was never

Overview

Gibson made 75 home runs in 1931?

Gibson's home runs often soared more than 500 feet?

In spite of his talent, Gibson never played for a major league baseball team?

Josh Gibson is known to many as one of the best baseball players-and possibly the best hitter of all time. For many years, baseball fans overlooked Gibson's accomplishments because he was never able to play in the major leagues. When Gibson played baseball in the 1930s and 1940s, African Americans were not allowed to play on major league teams. As a member of two of the best Negro league teams - the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays-Gibson's celebrity grew. According to legend, Gibson was the only ballplayer to ever hit a fair ball out of Yankee Stadium. While that story has never been proven and the details are uncertain, Gibson's reputation as a power hitter and outstanding ballplayer is fact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761353676
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
Sports Heroes and Legends Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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