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 Josh Gibson

Josh Gibson

Original Name Joshua
Birth
Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia, USA
Death 20 Jan 1947 (aged 35)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 50, Lot SG-C232
Memorial ID 3160 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Baseball Player. He was one of the biggest draws in the Negro Leagues and considered one of the most prodigious power hitters in the history of professional baseball. As a catcher, he played for the Pittsburg Crawfords, 1927 to 1929, 1932 to 1936 and for the Homestead Grays, 1930, 1931, 1937 to 1946. He led the Negro National League in home runs for 10 consecutive seasons and was credited with 75 homers in 1931. He also hit 800 home runs in league and independent baseball during his 17 year career and was National Negro League batting champion in 1936, 1938, 1942, and 1945. In 1972, he was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. His son Josh Gibson Jr. also played in the Negro Leagues as a third baseman for the Homestead Grays, 1949 to 1950.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Jul 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josh Gibson (21 Dec 1911–20 Jan 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3160, citing Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .