This chapter discusses the story of Josh Gibson's legendary home-run hits. He was credited not just a home-run hitter but as the home-run hitter. He was considered a black Babe Ruth. The chapter discusses his family life at Georgia where he was born. He started off his baseball career catching for the Crawford Colored Giants of Pittsburgh. The Homestead Grays set the scene for his start with the big leagues as catcher. Some disputed his catching abilities but some swear he was a great catcher as well. However, Gibson was introduced to the bottle and he was repeatedly suspended for “failing to observe training rules”. He was eventually diagnosed with having a brain tumor after lapsing into coma. He died from a stroke. He was well-revered by his colleagues.
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