Josh Gibson/James Scargill

Josh Gibson/James Scargill

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  • Josh Gibson.
  • Accomplishments
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  • Josh Gibson is one of the best African American players.He was a catcher and he was the second best negro league player.He was in the hall of fame."Only the good die young."
  • I play baseball and I play catcher.They call me the "Black Babe Ruth."In my career I hit nearly 800 home runs.
  • Josh Gibson was one of the most famous baseball players in the United States in the 1930's and 1940's, even though he never played in the Major Leagues because owners would not sign black players. It is not exactly known how many home runs Gibson hit. It is said to be 962 home runs.If he was still alive three months after he died,Jackie Robinson would have already broke the color barrier and Josh Gibson would be playing in the major leagues. He was Satchel Paige's hardest opponent.
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