Tag Archive: Josh Gibson

Dec 21

Remembering Josh Gibson on his Birthday

On this day in the year 1911, Mark and Nancy Gibson became the proud parents of a baby boy named Joshua Gibson. Joshua spent the first ten years of his life in Buena Vista, Georgia where life wasn’t easy. At time his parents worked as sharecroppers in the fields throughout Georgia. In 1921, Joshua’s father …

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Jun 16

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Grays Win Two at Griffith Stadium

On June 16, 1945 the Homestead Grays played a double header against the Newark Eagles at Griffith Stadium. A crowd of 8,367 fans watched Newark’s starter Lefty Hill retire the first 12 batters he faced in game one. In the bottom of the fifth inning the great Buck Leonard led off the inning with a …

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Jun 16

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – June 16, 1945

During the week of June 16, 1945 the Homestead Grays played a double header against the Newark Eagles at Griffith Stadium. Griffith Stadium was the location for most of the Homestead Grays home games in 1945. A crowd of 8,367 fans watched Newark’s starter Lefty Hill retire the first 12 batters he faced in game …

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