Gibson vs. Ruth

After that posting about Satchel Paige I became all baseball nostalgic so I thought I would post this.

It is often said that Josh Gibson was the “Black Babe Ruth”  but many forget that Gibson was so good that many fans who saw both Gibson and Ruth play called Ruth  “the white Josh Gibson.”

They were mutually incredible. What if they had been a pitcher/catcher combo?

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    • bobbygee
    • June 20th, 2009

    Josh Gibson was amazing. I have some baseball caps from the old Negro leagues. I have always wondered how the great stars of both leagues would have done against in each in real competition day in and day. Cy Young- Josh Gibson match up.. Love it Bobby Gee check out my blog http://bobbygee.wordpress.com/

    • joeyspiegel
    • June 21st, 2009

    If you’ve never seen the movie Soul of the Game, you should check it out. It is the story of Robinson getting signed ahead of Paige and Gibson but all three players are portrayed.

    • I haven’t seen it. I know the story, but watching a movie/film would be entertaining. They have it at the Allen County Public Library. I’ll put it on my list to watch this summer. I hope to read Larry Tye’s book Satchel, but I am not sure if I will make it that far down my list before the summer is over.

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