When occured: 
Thu, 1911-12-21

On December 21, 1911, future Hall of Fame catcher Josh Gibson is born in Buena Vista, Georgia. Although record-keeping in the Negro Leagues is somewhat nebulous, Gibson will become the leading home run hitter in all of black baseball. Gibson’s legendary power will earn him the nickname, “The Black Babe Ruth.” Gibson began his pro career at age 18 with the Homestead Grays before becoming a star with the Pittsburgh Crawfords.


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