Gibson, Josh

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Gibson, Josh

(Joshua Gibson) 1911–47, American baseball player, b. Buena Vista, Ga. A catcher and the long-time batterymate of Satchel PaigePaige, Satchel
(Leroy Paige) , 1906–82, American baseball player, b. Mobile, Ala. He began pitching in 1924, joined his first professional team two years later, and became a star in the Negro leagues during the 1930s.
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, Gibson was called "the Babe Ruth of the Negro Leagues." Playing 17 years for the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays, he is said to have hit 84 home runs one season and perhaps 800 in his career, and to be the only man to have hit a fair ball out of New York's Yankee Stadium. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Gibson, (Joshua) Josh

(1911–47) baseball player; born in Buena Vista, Ga. As a catcher for the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays of the 1930s and 1940s black baseball leagues, he was known as "the black Babe Ruth." One of the most powerful homerun hitters in the game's history (he is unofficially credited with almost 800), he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1972.
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After combing through several other software systems, it became apparent that to provide the greatest service and efficiency to citizens of this county, the best choice was to venture into the future with Manatron," said Joshua Gibson, Jackson County Assessor.
The 45 graduates include Cody Abraham, Kristian Allard, Cassidy Archer, Natalie Atchley, Bryce Baldwin, Tyler Cone, Devin Cordova, Joshua Deaver, Rio Espinosa, Elizabeth Garrett, Joshua Gibson, Kyle Gilbert, Tiffany Henry, Kristina Hidalgo, Joshua Jones, Charlie Karpins, Madison Lindsay, William Marchbanks, Justin Matthews, Christopher McConnell, Brandon McManus, Jacelyn McManus, Katie Mendez, Taran Meng, Taylor Morisette, Torsten Motzkus, Dalton Murry, Trevor Parker, Alexandra Price, Zachary Price, Brittney Schooley, Kayla Sharp, Ryan Shelton, Joshua Smith, Jacob Thompson, Julia Tow, Britney Tressel, Kelsie Waggener, Briana Wibbens, Jordan Winters, Terry Wolfe Jr, John Wooton II, Sean Wyne, Nathan Zoon and Samantha Zoon.
Others through include Kevin Nelson and Michael Laws of Plains Farm, Shildon's Nathan Phillips, Joshua Gibson and James Farrer of Sunderland, and Lambton Street's Daniel Woods.
Joshua Gibson, nine, from Barry, won for his cheeky shot of a pig during a day out at the Amelia Trust in the Vale of Glamorgan.