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The Polack MSgt

(13,248 posts)
Thu May 16, 2024, 08:30 PM May 16

A friend of mine is a storyteller.

Here is a great essay about a player who comps with Mike Trout,

Here's why this topic resonates to me.

My Grandfather was a minor league/semi pro baseball player before and after WWII.
He told me once that he played a demonstration (cash) series against the Greys.

He knew who Mr. Gibson was.

Daddy Joe was a life long Pirates fan - loved Roberto Clemente.

He would wax eloquently about Willie Stargell's power.

He was also a legit, high-level baseball player

Well, he said that "Mr. Gibson" was the most talented ball player he ever saw.

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A friend of mine is a storyteller. (Original Post) The Polack MSgt May 16 OP
An essay about "A Guy You Never Heard Of"? rsdsharp May 16 #1


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1. An essay about "A Guy You Never Heard Of"?
Thu May 16, 2024, 08:53 PM
May 16

Josh Gibson is in the Hall of Fame. Despite Bob Feller saying he “couldn’t hit a curve ball with an ironing board,” he was known as the Black Babe Ruth. Depending on who you believe, he may have been the only man to hit a fair ball out of Yankee Stadium.

I’ve heard of him.

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