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Josh Gibson
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Baseball Player
    (December 21, 1911-January 20, 1947)
    Catcher for Pittsburgh Crawfords
    Hit over 800 Home Runs in the Negro Leagues
    Hit 84 Home Runs in a season
    Member of Baseball Hall of Fame (inducted 1972)
    Since the Negro Leagues never kept very accurate records, his statistics are skewed.
    He was hit with lawsuits after playing in Mexican Leagues.
    He refused to have the brain tumor that killed him operated on.
    He was a heavy drinker and was believed to have done drugs.
    Most of the turning points of his life are disputed.
    He was dubbed as the 'Babe Ruth of the Negro Leagues.'
    He played in heavy pain during his later years.
    He hit home runs that measured around 600 feet from home plate.
    He made his negro league debut from the stands after a player was injured.
    He died months before baseball became integrated.
    He ranked #18 on The Sporting News' list of Baseball's 100 Greatest Players.
    He ranked #73 on ESPN's Top 100 Athletes of the Century.

Credit: Eric Hartman


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