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Joshua (Josh) Gibson

 
 
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
1. Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Location. 38° 52.448′ N, 77° 0.455′ 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. Frank Oliver Howard (here, next to this marker); Walter Perry Johnson (here, next to this marker); Washington Navy Yard and Annex (approx. 0.4 miles away); Housing Reform and the Syphax School (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Balao (SS-285)
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
2. Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker
(approx. half a mile away); "4-in. 40 caliber rifles" (approx. half a mile away); Military Education at Fort McNair (approx. half a mile away); Blending Old and New (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Walter Perry Johnson, Frank Oliver Howard, and Joshua (Josh) Gibson Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
3. Walter Perry Johnson, Frank Oliver Howard, and Joshua (Josh) Gibson Markers
Entrance to Nationals Park image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
4. Entrance to Nationals Park
All 3 markers can be seen.
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
5. Joshua (Josh) Gibson Sculpture
Sculpture by Omri Amrany
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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