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  • 2217 Bedford Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Joshua (Josh) Gibson (1911-1947)

Brief History

Hailed as the Negro leagues’ greatest slugger, Mr. Gibson hit some 800 home runs in a baseball career that began here at Ammon Field in 1929. He played for the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords from 1930 to 1946 and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) marker