George C. “Mooney” Gibson

George C. “Mooney” Gibson

Birth
London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Death 25 Jan 1967 (aged 86)
London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Komoka, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 14030582 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Also known as 'Moon.' A native of London, Ontario, he made his major league debut on July 2, 1905, and played his final game thirteen years later on, August 20, 1918. Gibson played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1905 to 1915, and for the New York Giants from 1917 to 1918. The nephew of newspaper magnate William Southam and baseball manager Richard Southam, Gibson also managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1920 to 1922, and 1932 to 1934, and the Chicago Cubs in 1925. In 1958, Gibson became the first Canadian baseball player to be named to the Canadina Sports Hall of Fame, and in 1987 he was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2001 he was also posthumously inducted into the London Sports Hall of Fame in London, Ontario. He passed away in London, Ontario, at the age of 86.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 22 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14030582
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George C. “Mooney” Gibson (22 Jul 1880–25 Jan 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14030582, citing Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .