Josh Gibson

Often referred to as “The Black Babe Ruth”, Josh Gibson was as much a force in Negro League Baseball as Ruth was in the Major Leagues. During the late 1930’s and early 1940’s Gibson’s bat powered his team to 9 consecutive Negro National League Championships. His 84 home runs in a single season is a feat still talked about today. In 1972 Gibson became the Negro League’s second black player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, second to Satchel Paige.