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Josh Gibson - Chronology

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1911 Born in Buena Vista, Georgia
1924 Moves to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1927 Joins Gimbels A.C. baseball team
1928 Marries Helen Mackie
1929 Joins Crawford Colored Giants
1930 Signed by Homestead Grays
1930 Helen Gibson dies in childbirth leaving Gibson the father of twins
1931 Hits an estimated 75 home runs
1932 Hits an estimated 72 home runs
1932 Signs with Gus Greenlee's Pittsburgh Crawfords
1934 Hits an estimated 69 home runs
1937 Is traded by Crawfords back to Homestead Grays
1938 Leads Negro National League (NNL) in batting for first time with .440 average
1940 Runs out on Grays contract to play with Vera Cruz in Mexican League, and is sued by Homestead Grays
1940 Marries Hattie Jones after living together six years
1941 Wins batting title and Most Valuable Player award in Puerto Rican League
1942 Returns to Homestead Grays
1942 Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith expresses interest in signing Gibson and teammate Buck Leonard to a major league contract
1942 Gibson's health problems intensify
1942-43 Wins NNL home run title
1943 Spends ten days in hospital after blacking out and spending a full day in a coma
1946 Bats .379 and leads NNL in home runs
1947 Dies of a cerebral hemorrhage
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