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Black History, Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson, Negro League, Yankee Stadium -

On June 3, 1937, catcher Josh Gibson of the Negro League’s Homestead Grays hit a ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium. On June 3, 1937, renowned catcher Josh Gibson of the Negro League’s Homestead Grays hit a ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium. The astounding hit would have eclipsed Mickey Mantle’s record 565-foot home run hit in Griffith Stadium in 1953 as the longest ever if Negro League records were included alongside those of National and American Leagues. Considered among many baseball historians to be one of the top catchers and power hitters in the history of any league, Gibson...

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Black History, Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson, Negro League, Yankee Stadium -

On June 3, 1937, catcher Josh Gibson of the Negro League’s Homestead Grays hit a ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium. On June 3, 1937, renowned catcher Josh Gibson of the Negro League’s Homestead Grays hit a ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium. The astounding hit would have eclipsed Mickey Mantle’s record 565-foot home run hit in Griffith Stadium in 1953 as the longest ever if Negro League records were included alongside those of National and American Leagues. Considered among many baseball historians to be one of the top catchers and power hitters in the history of any league, Gibson...

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