July 31, 2000
Josh Jr. says he doesn't like people calling his father "the black Babe Ruth." Perhaps Ruth should be called "the white Josh Gibson."—ERIC MARK, Paramus, N.J.
June 26, 2000 | John Schulian
The greatest slugger never to play in the major leagues, John Gibson, was a jovial teammate but, in the end, a tragic mystery to almost all who knew him
November 01, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
Leaving Josh Gibson off the All-Century team was baseball's error of the year
August 30, 1999
Black BattlersInspired in part by Ken Burns's 1994 documentary on baseball, Kadir Nelson did a series of paintings about the Negro leagues. Depicted here is a game between the Memphis Red Sox and the Baltimore Elite...
February 23, 1998 | Michael Finkel
Talking about his playing days in the Negro leagues, the great third baseman Judy Johnson once said, "There was always sun shining someplace." In the spirit of Black History Month—and of this week's start of spring...