Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Joshua (Josh) Gibson
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.
Location. 38° 52.289′ N, 77° 0.494′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from South Capitol Street, SE. Touch for map. Located inside the entrance to Washington Nationals Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Perry Johnson (here, next to this marker); Frank Oliver Howard (a few steps from this marker); 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1859 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1948 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1971 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. 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.