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Josh Gibson

the power and the darkness

by Mark Ribowsky

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Gibson, Josh, 1911-1947.,
    • Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Negro leagues -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMark Ribowsky.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV865.G53 R53 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination319 p. :
      Number of Pages319
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3307703M
      ISBN 100252072243
      LC Control Number2004053696
      OCLC/WorldCa56893169

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Jan 16,  · Josh Gibson, (born December 21,Buena Vista, Georgia, U.S.—died January 20,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), American professional baseball catcher who was one of the most prodigious home run hitters in the game’s history. Feb 15,  · During the first half of the twentieth century, Josh Gibson was a legendary figure among black baseball players, who were barred from playing in the major leagues.

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Current Greats: Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of esthetic-tokyo.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in esthetic-tokyo.com: Dec 21, Josh Gibson was an American Negro League professional baseball player.

He was born in Buena Vista, Georgia on December 21, His father had a farm there but he moved the family to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gibson was studying to be an electrician and only attended school till the 9th grade.

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