In 1934, while playing the New York Black Yankees, Gibson did hit a laser that landed in the remote left field bleachers, microscopically distanced from home plate. Four years earlier, at the tender age of 18, Gibson got hold of a ball in that same ballpark that plenty of spectators say they never saw come down. In ballparks all over the country, Gibson was a legend returning to tall tales of his last time through. The legends followed him everywhere he went as the almost mythological catcher of the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays.
What is the truth? Did the Grays really grab a teenage Gibson from the stands when catcher Buck Ewing got hit by a pitch in the poor lighting, and suit him up? Was the pop of the ball made coming off his bat really amplified to the point you could hear it in the streets? Did he catch the ball so easily that he “might as well be on a rocking chair,” as Walter Johnson once said?
With the cut-off sleeves and the threatening cool of an all-powerful hitter, Gibson brought fans through the turnstiles to find out.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Josh Gibson Foundation.
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This new tee fits slightly shorter than our other grey triblend tees, please refer to the size guide for best fit
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