Monday, January 20, 2014

Josh Gibson

On this date in 1947, Negro League star Josh Gibson passed away at age 35 from a brain tumor.

"There is a catcher that any big league club would love. His name is Gibson. He can do everything. He hits the ball a mile and he catches so easy he might as well be in a rocking chair. Throws like a rifle. Too bad this Gibson is a colored fellow." - Walter Johnson

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