What did josh Gibson do
Was a American league baseball player catcher. Josh played for the Homestead Grays from 1930 to 1931. Baseball historians consider Gibson to be among the very best power hitters and catchers in the history of any league, including Major League Baseball.
Joshua was born December 21, 1911 and he died January 20, 1947 he was a African american baseball player. Gibson was known as the "black Baby Ruth". He stood 6-foot-1 and weighed 210 pounds at the peak of his career.
Joshua rookie year
His introduction to organized baseball came at age 16 when he joined the Gimbels. He became a professional by accident July 25, 1930 while sitting in the stands.When Homestead Grays catcher Buck Ewing injured his hand, Gibson was invited to replace him because his titanic home runs were already well known in Pittsburgh. His legendary feats with the Homestead Grays have many experts regarding Gibson as the sport’s greatest home run hitter.Negro leagues statistics of the time are largely incomplete. But the legend of Gibson’s power has always been larger than life.
He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1943 but refused to let doctors operate, fearing that they might inadvertently cause more damage. His health deteriorated thereafter. Although he was frequently beset by headaches and battled a drinking problem, Gibson continued to play baseball until his death of an apparent stroke at age 36.
The End of Josh Gibson Career
Despite the fact that statistical validation continues to prove difficult for Negro league players, the lack of verifiable figures has led to various amusing "Tall Tales" about immortals such as Gibson.