Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Joshua (Josh) Gibson
Josh Gibson is considered one of the greatest power hitters in the history of baseball. The powerful catcher led the Washington Homestead Grays to eight of nine Negro National titles from 1937 through 1945.
Gibson utilized a powerful swing, and tales of his mammoth home runs have become legend. Over his 17 year career, he hit almost 800 home runs.
In 1972, Josh Gibson was inducted into The National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Erected 2009 by DC Creates Public Art Program, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 38° 52.289′ N, 77° 0.494′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Capitol Street Southeast and Potomac Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Located inside the entrance to Washington Nationals Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 South Capitol Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceWalter Perry Johnson (here, next to this marker); Frank Oliver Howard (a few steps from this marker); 1937 (a few steps from this marker); 1948 (a few steps from this marker); 1924 (a few steps from this marker); 1961 (a few steps from this marker); 1971 (a few steps from this marker); 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.