He stood 6’1, 220 pounds. He hit a staggering .354 average and had 962 homers throughout a 17-season career, with single-season highs of .517 and 84, and he belonged to Pittsburgh.
Playing for both the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays, he helped them to win more than a dozen Negro Leagues titles combined.
On October 14, in a Grand Concourse Board Room in Station Square, the Josh Gibson Foundation held a conference to display the layout for the new Josh Gibson Heritage Park.
John Swiatek, managing director of innovation, sports and entertainment at GSP said of the project, “This is truly an exciting day for us… It’s really about Josh Gibson, the legacy he left in our community, it’s about Negro League baseball and what it meant to our community but it is also about the Josh Gibson Foundation their service to the youth in this area.”