Part 4 - Josh Gibson - From Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico

Part 4 - Josh Gibson - From Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico

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#Spotlight – This week we welcome our newest partner - The Josh Gibson Foundation!


1932 would see Josh Gibson return to the Pittsburgh Crawfords after being enticed by Gus Greenlee to return to the team to catch for Satchel Paige.

The Crawfords were able to play a full schedule including exhibition games and unofficially Josh would be credited with 72 home runs.

1932 - Santurce Cangrejeros

Gibson would also travel to Puerto Rico to play with the Santurce Cangrejeros for a reported $250 per month.

1933-1936 - Pittsburgh Crawfords

In 1933 would see Gibson return to Pittsburgh to play for the Crawfords Negro National League. He would continue with them through 1936.

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1934 would see Gibson hit a ball out of Yankee Stadium, and become a star in the league for his ability and his boyish good looks.

The 1936 season would see Gibson hit 84 homers then headed back to the Caribbean and the Cuban Winter League for the 1936-37 season.


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As part of our celebration, we have created a new design that recognizes the 1972 Hall of Fame induction of the greatest hitter in the history of the Negro Leagues.

Each letter has an image of Josh's illustrious career for the:

  • Homestead Grays (1929-1931, 1937-1940, 1942-1946)
  • Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932-1936)
  • Santurce Cangrejeros (1932)
  • Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo (1937)
  • Azules de Veracruz (1940-1941)


Proceeds from the Sales of these products benefit The Josh Gibson Foundation

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