#5 Josh Gibson, Catcher, 36 yrs, Chicago (N) Cubs
Tuesday, 6/27/1948
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Josh Gibson

12/21/1911
36
NEGRO,LG,PLAYER
6"1
220

Catcher
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R
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Some ability
6 / 6 (Extremely Popular)
6 / 6 (Extremely Popular)
Good
Normal
Prone
3.5 Stars
 

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Big League Contract
$ 8,250,000
1950
18 Year(s), 111 Days (3207 total Days)
87 Day(s)
19 Year(s), 87 Days (3355 total Days)
19 Year(s)
Not eligible
2 Option Year(s) left
  

Ratings

BattingContactGapPowerDiscipline/EyeAvoid K's
Overall77648
Versus LHP77648
Versus RHP77648
Talent77648
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3
2
1
3
1
Normal
Fielding Ratings
C : 5 (Range), .972 (Fielding Pct.)
Catcher Arm : 5
Infield Arm : 3
Outfield Arm : 2

Game Log, Last 10 Games

DateOpp. ResultABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSpot  
6/15@NYNL 1-9401000100#5  
6/17@PITW 11-4622002401#4PoG 
6/19@PHIL 3-4400000012#5  
6/20@PHIL 5-6411000011#5  
6/21@PHIW 9-3301000211#6  
6/22CINL 2-4400000001#5  
6/23CINW 9-3423001510#5PoG 
6/24CINL 7-8100000000#9  
6/25CINL 6-8421100011#4  
6/26BSNW 18-4422100110#5  

Batting Stats 1948

BattingGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKAVGOBPSLGOPSTAVGISO
Overall6723669181848372732.292.364.479.842.800.186
Projected14350314738217102795868.292.364.479.842.800.186
BattingGSPAHPIWCIGDPSHSFTBEBHSBCSSB%RCRC/27
Overall592650008111132700.040.46.2
 ABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSFSHHPAVGOBPSLGOPS
vs. LHP5114301118813000.275.373.392.765
vs. RHP18555151737291919110.297.361.503.864
Close/Late3152014235010.161.229.323.551
Scoring Position692250441089100.319.385.565.950
Pinch Hitting610000011010.167.250.167.417
 GABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKAVGOBPSLGOPS
Home3411232121323231617.286.372.491.863
Road331243760525141115.298.353.468.821
This Week1421001210.500.600.7501.350
Last Week72461017556.250.367.417.783
March/April2378205031313812.256.322.436.758
May24832471112899.289.359.434.792
June20752560423161011.333.407.573.980

Career Batting Stats

YearGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBHPSFKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSTeams
192915525010025001500.096.175.135.310 BSN CHC
193091357951321466378047701.266.279.431.711CHC
1931126501128152207755180311230.255.280.413.693CHC,NL
193212044210625212565317019120.240.267.387.654CHC
193313349313728921907327057902.278.312.499.811CHC,NL
19341515551784342812511242078601.321.364.564.928CHC,NL
19351455381943454213210149077912.361.409.6771.086CHC,NL
19361535771773253611810434028611.307.344.567.911CHC,NL
193714354315736525959344045710.289.340.512.852CHC,NL
19381455241603154314110850097000.305.360.630.990CHC,NL
193911040012832337888747035810.320.389.6931.081CHC
1940146500157397389410167038500.314.393.6481.041CHC,NL
19411515531954815215011167066600.353.419.7251.144CHC,NL
1942147524153303291128864085701.292.364.527.891CHC,NL
1943140501157375381199255045422.313.379.6351.013CHC,NL
1944893139419021755540043412.300.375.562.938CHC,NL
1945142552179454321359862055200.324.389.594.984CHC,NL
1946148572180442281279846076601.315.362.545.907CHC,NL
19471415121642631711510157085901.320.383.482.865CHC,NL
194867236691818483727013200.292.364.479.842CHC
Total250392452813595695411963160682609113151214.304.358.559.917 

Career Minor League Batting Stats

YearGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
1929, A64244582093433265917.238.309.357.665
1929, AA3612028510612112728.233.298.292.589
1929, AAA155572104232000.127.172.200.372

Career Postseason Batting Stats

YearGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
194612511921417137700.373.448.6861.135
1947124990027103400.184.231.306.537
Total24100282162423101100.280.345.500.845

Fielding Stats 1948

PositionGGSPOADPTCEPCTINNRANGEPBRSTARTORTO%
Catcher65593692914057.983527.26.912711622.5

Player History

Drafted in 1st round, 1st overall pick, by Boston (N) in 1929...
Traded from Boston (N) to Chicago (N) on 2/6/1929 (Going to BSN: P Connie Rector, P Bill Holland, C Bill Perkins, P Joe Giard, P Myles Thomas. Going to CHC: C Josh Gibson)...
Had first career hit on 6/19/1929, off Tony Kaufmann (PIT)...
Hit first career homerun on 4/7/1930, off Guy Bush (BRO)...
Was selected to the 1931 Allstar game...
9/1/1932: Signed a contract extension with Chicago (N), $595,000 per year, for 3 years.
Was selected to the 1933 Allstar game...
Drove in 6 runs against Boston (N) on 5/12/1934...
Was selected to the 1934 Allstar game...
Drove in 7 runs against Philadelphia (N) on 8/16/1934...
Drove in 7 runs against Philadelphia (N) on 5/26/1935...
6/19/1935: Signed a contract extension with Chicago (N), $5,930,000 per year, for 4 years.
Was selected to the 1935 Allstar game...
Drove in 7 runs against Philadelphia (N) on 8/3/1935...
Won Player of the Week award on 8/7/1935, hitting .609 with 4 HR, 11 RBI...
Won Player of the Week award on 8/21/1935, hitting .619 with 2 HR, 11 RBI...
Won Player of the Week award on 8/28/1935, hitting .526 with 3 HR, 10 RBI...
Won Batter of the Month award on 9/1/1935, hitting .531 with 11 HR, 39 RBI...
Won Gold Glove at Catcher in 1935...
Drove in 6 runs against New York (N) on 4/24/1936...
Was selected to the 1936 Allstar game...
Was selected to the 1937 Allstar game...
Was selected to the 1938 Allstar game...
Won Player of the Week award on 9/4/1938, hitting .478 with 5 HR, 12 RBI...
Won Gold Glove at Catcher in 1938...
Won Player of the Week award on 4/24/1939, hitting .579 with 3 HR, 6 RBI...
Injured on 6/7/1939 with a Fractured Ulna, out for 5 weeks...
7/29/1939: Signed a contract extension with Chicago (N), $8,250,000 per year, for 7 years.
Was selected to the 1940 Allstar game...
Had 5 hits with 6 RBI against St. Louis (N) on 10/2/1940...
Won Gold Glove at Catcher in 1940...
Won Player of the Week award on 4/17/1941, hitting .500 with 7 HR, 10 RBI...
Won Player of the Week award on 5/1/1941, hitting .600 with 4 HR, 7 RBI...
Was selected to the 1941 Allstar game...
Was selected to the 1942 Allstar game...
Won Player of the Week award on 8/14/1942, hitting .500 with 3 HR, 10 RBI...
Injured on 3/10/1943 with a Fractured Hand, out for 4-5 weeks...
Had 2000th career hit on 5/17/1943, off Hi Bithorn (NYN)...
Was selected to the 1943 Allstar game...
Won Player of the Week award on 9/4/1943, hitting .600 with 5 HR, 11 RBI...
Drove in 6 runs against Pittsburgh on 9/18/1943...
Won Batter of the Month award on 10/1/1943, hitting .402 with 8 HR, 24 RBI...
Drove in 8 runs against Cincinnati on 5/10/1944...
Won Player of the Week award on 6/26/1944, hitting .435 with 5 HR, 14 RBI...
Was selected to the 1944 Allstar game...
Injured on 7/14/1944 with a Torn Thigh Muscle, out for 9 weeks...
Was selected to the 1945 Allstar game...
Won Player of the Week award on 9/18/1945, hitting .478 with 4 HR, 14 RBI...
Had 5 hits with 8 RBI against Pittsburgh on 9/18/1945...
Won Batter of the Month award on 10/1/1945, hitting .391 with 8 HR, 38 RBI...
Won Player of the Week award on 10/2/1945, hitting .545 with 3 HR, 10 RBI...
Had 500th career homerun on 6/8/1946, off Joe Beggs (BRO)...
6/19/1946: Signed a contract extension with Chicago (N), $8,250,000 per year, for 4 years.
Was selected to the 1946 Allstar game...
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against St. Louis (N) on 7/10/1946...
Had 5 hits with 8 RBI against Cincinnati on 8/30/1946...
Won World Series with Chicago (N) in 1946...
Was selected to the 1947 Allstar game...
Won World Series with Chicago (N) in 1947...
Won Gold Glove at Catcher in 1947...
Batting Leader Boards Appearances
AVG
1935 - .361 - 1st
1941 - .353 - 2nd
1945 - .324 - 9th
1947 - .320 - 10th
OBP
1935 - .409 - 7th
1941 - .419 - 6th
SLG
1935 - .677 - 7th
1938 - .630 - 5th
1940 - .648 - 6th
1941 - .725 - 4th
1943 - .635 - 7th
1945 - .594 - 10th
1946 - .545 - 6th
OPS
1935 - 1.086 - 6th
1938 - .990 - 8th
1940 - 1.041 - 10th
1941 - 1.144 - 4th
1943 - 1.013 - 10th
Hits
1935 - 194 - 6th
1941 - 195 - 8th
1946 - 180 - 8th
Doubles
1941 - 48 - 6th
1945 - 45 - 1st
1946 - 44 - 6th
Triples
1933 - 9 - 10th
Homeruns
1935 - 42 - 10th
1938 - 43 - 7th
1939 - 37 - 10th
1941 - 52 - 6th
1943 - 38 - 8th
RBI
1938 - 141 - 5th
1941 - 150 - 5th
1945 - 135 - 8th
1946 - 127 - 4th
 

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