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Some claim he hit as many as seventy-five home runs in a season. What Satchel Paige was to pitching in the Negro leagues, Gibson was to hitting: their greatest star, biggest gate attraction, and most important symbol.
Though Gibson is best remembered as "the black Babe Ruth," Ruth became a beloved symbol of the national pastime, while Gibson lived a life veiled in the darkness that came both from the shadow world of the Negro leagues and from within his own tortured soul.
Not a “classical” tragic figure brought low by his own hubris, Gibson was defeated by outside forces (particularly systemic racism and exploitation) as well as by his inner demons, which might have been conquered in a just world. Sonenberg (with co-librettist Daniel Nester, and additional lyrics by Mark Campbell), not surprisingly, plays loosely with Gibson’s actual biography and chronology.
A Pittsburgh resident since childhood, he played for teams including the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays. In any case, his “summer king” is doomed to fail in autumn, and die by winter.
I’m satisfied knowing that I’ll leave the club with nothing left in the tank and with memories and friendships that’ll last a lifetime.
“I would like to thank everyone at Hawthorn Football Club for embracing me and making me the player I am today.
Mark Ribowsky, the widely acclaimed biographer of Satchel Paige, pulls no punches in his portrait of this magnificent, troubled athlete.
In 1932 Gibson joined the Pittsburgh Crawfords and then returned to the Grays.Gibson began playing football with Surrey Park and played junior football for East Burwood, before moving on to play for the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup and Victorian Football League side Port Melbourne. He was an African American professional baseball player who was one of the leading hitters in the Negro Leagues.In 1941 Gibson played for Vera Cruz of the Mexican League. Gibson refused to have surgery and continued to play ball.Although his skills did decline, he managed to win the Negro National League batting title in 19. The records that exist indicate that during his career Gibson hit more than 800 home runs and had a batting average well over .300, making him one of the outstanding hitters in baseball history.