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Joshua (Josh) Gibson

(1911-1947)

 
 
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker image. 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. Touch 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. mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Josh Gibson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Joshua (Josh) Gibson Marker
Looking south on Bedford Avenue

2. Josh Gibson - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Joshua (Josh) Gibson image. Click for full size.
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3. Joshua (Josh) Gibson
Negro League baseball catcher Josh Gibson throwing mask into air image. Click for full size.
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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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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