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    Josh Gibson Painting. Among the biggest draws in the Negro Leagues, popular Josh Gibson is generally considered one of the most prodigious power hitters in the history of professional baseball. Josh led the Negro National League in home runs for 10 consecutive years; credited with 75 home runs in 1931. Gibson suffered a stroke at age 36 in a movie theater and was taken unconscious to his mother's house where he died a few hours later. Teammate and friend Jimmie Crutchfield often said that Gibson died of a broken heart at not having made the white major leagues. Gibson himself might have disagreed, though at times his depressed mental state threw him into fits of rage and rambling outbursts. The 24" x 24" wooden panel painting has 2, 8" x10" metal plates stacked with an image painted of Gibson grasping his bat. The background melts and swirls as if in Gibson's mind itself. Original mixed media piece from artist Grant Smith.


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