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Joshua (Josh) Gibson

(1911-1947)

 
 
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker
Inscription. Hailed as Negro leagues' greatest slugger, he hit some 800 home runs in a baseball career that began here at Ammons Field in 1929. Played for Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords, 1930-1946. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, '72.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.916′ N, 79° 58.655′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Bedford Avenue. Click for map. Located near Macedonia Baptist Church in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2217 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Art Blakey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford Grill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenlee Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Louis Mason, Jr (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson Studio (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daisy E. Lampkin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom House Ambulance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westinghouse Railroad Air Brake (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Josh Gibson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Josh Gibson - Behind the Marker
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker
Looking south on Bedford Avenue
. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Photo, Click for full size
By Unknown
3. Joshua (Josh) Gibson
Negro League baseball catcher Josh Gibson throwing mask into air Photo, Click for full size
By Unknown
4. Negro League baseball catcher Josh Gibson throwing mask into air
Courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of the Estate of Charles "Teenie" Harris
 
 
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