We have posted a couple times about the legendary slugger Josh Gibson. He is both a fascinating subject to learn about and a terribly tragic figure. We came across this short biographical clip that we thought we should share.
Take a nostalgic look at the Homestead Grays, the Negro League baseball team that was founded in Pittsburgh and eventually closing out their existence at Griffith Stadium. Watch the whole video for appearances from former Mayor Anthony Williams and a great history lesson.
Josh Gibson was a legendary baseball player, but his life was filled with tragedy. He was held in Washington D.C. for mental observation in 1944 and died at the age of 35, three months before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.