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
May 22, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
More and more frequently, Josh Gibson is getting at least part of his due. Three decades after his shockingly early death, recognition is being granted to the man widely regarded as the greatest hitter of the Negro...
June 10, 1996 | Ron Fimrite
New volumes illuminate the lives of baseball legends Honus Wagner and Josh Gibson
February 16, 1981 | Jim Kaplan
Except for the information on the plaques honoring the nine black players in baseball's Hall of Fame and in the few books on the subject, knowledge of the old Negro leagues is hard to come by. This may soon be...