They Stand Alone Josh Gibson & Hank Aaron

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Updated: August 5, 2007

THEY STAND Alone JOSH GIBSON & HANK AARON BASEBALL’S GREATEST HOME RUN CHAMPS

Gibson TWO BEST HOME RUN HITTERS EVER !!

One is Celebrated

the other mostly

sadly Forgotten

Now with HOME RUNS in the news – not that they ever aren’t – how about dedicating ourselves to the LEGACIES of the TWO Greatest Home Run Hitters of ALL time. And especially REVIVING appreciation of JOSH GIBSON the Greatest Baseball Player Ever.

NOW more than ever it is time to return INTEGRITY to Baseball and who better than untainted, uncompromised truly GREAT African Americans. We already know of Hank Aaron who remains the Greatest MLB Home Run Hitter of All Time. Aaron will remain the MLB Home Run King for years the only player on the horizon who might legitimately challenge him for the MLB Record is Alex Rodriguez. It remains to be seen. Even more Ryan Howard though deprived of 3-4 MLB seasons by the Phillies. for NO good reason.

Today let’s concentrate on

JOSH GIBSON whose

name and exploits are

lost in this current

Home Run Frenzy.

Some fans and all knowledgeable Baseball People know of Josh Gibson him playing his entire career in the Negro Leagues most notably with the Homestead and Washington Grays. But in our day his name never comes up when greatest players and especially greatest Home Run hitters are discussed.

When in fact Gibson is

the Greatest of them All

We should NEVER concede the incredible accomplishments of Negro League players because Blatant Racism stopped them from playing Major League Baseball. The fact is Negro League Ball was the equal and often far better than Major League Baseball. If there was real fairness and justice which of course there never will be Negro League and MLB records would be MERGED into one master data base of player records.

Instead we will always

have to fight for the

Negro League players

and their records and

accomplishments

none more so than

Great Josh Gibson

Of course there are the Gibson detractors, and the Satchel Paige detractors and detractors read WHITE detractors of any and all Negro League players. There are two choices for the rest of us when it comes to these Racist Deniers either 1) ignore them, or 2) pity them. So let’s get right to the Point …..

HOW MANY HOME RUNS DID GIBSON HIT …

Are you ready for this …..

better sit down

EVEN GIBSON’S MLB HALL OF FAME PLAQUE STATES … Josh Gibson hit “almost 800 Home Runs.”

WHAT !! That’s right even the anti-Negro League MLB ADMITS grudgingly that Josh Gibson is the ALL TIME HOME RUN KING !! But why don’t we hear about it today ESPECIALLY today this week …..

WAKE UP …….

Do you really think the WHITE Sports media OR MLB OR the new “pretender” to the throne is going to talk about Josh Gibson …. not in this world maybe in some parallel or better non-parallel “universe” trillions of light years or is it DARK years away from Planet Earth.

When it comes to the REALITY of Baseball history White America and the White Power Structure in America is conveniently oblivious to the Truth. The problem with the TRUTH in America is the same today as it has always been in America.

The TRUTH is “MESSY” for White Supremacy.

The REALITY is Gibson likely hit as many as 1000 Home Runs in his Negro League career and along with that a mind boggling career Batting Average of over .360 which means Gibson was BOTH the GREATEST Home Run Hitter and GREATEST Batter in Baseball history.

Now add this and Josh Gibson

is ALL alone FAR beyond

FAR beyond any player

EVER because …..

Josh Gibson’s position

was CATCHER

It is absolutely beyond Belief that a player who played his entire career catching is the Greatest Player ever. You don’t have to know anything about Baseball to know Catching is far and away the most grueling the most draining position on the Baseball Diamond. While there have certainly been great catchers in MLB history NO catcher is considered among the very best players ever.

Other than Josh Gibson

Greatest of the Great

So as two current players “steal” the Home Run spotlight at the moment let us PRAISE True Baseball Greatness. African American Greatness. Hank Aaron and Josh Gibson stand ALONE at the Pinnacle of Home Run Champions.

NO one may ever usurp either certainly not for many years to come.

Pretenders will

come and go

Gibson and

Aaron will

ENDURE

Forever !!

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