I haven’t linked to Scott Simkus’ excellent blog for a while, but for those who don’t know or have forgotten, Scott does a lot — and I mean a lot — of cool historical stuff, particularly with the Negro Leagues. Today he has something fun: contemporaneous newspaper accounts of Josh Gibson’s bg hits:
To follow, in chronological order, is Volume One of Josh Gibson’s greatest hits, a text-based highlight reel of the legendary catcher at the plate. These are pulled from actual newspaper accounts of Pittsburgh Crawfords’ and Homestead Grays’ games, little vignettes of the man some called “The Basher.”
The best thing: this is Volume One, which implies a Volume Two.
Fun stuff to read while waiting for Stephen Strasburg to tell the Nats that he just can’t make low eight figures work for him.