Home Runs As A Catcher

Josh Gibson, one of the greatest power hitters in professional baseball history, was barred from Major League Baseball during his lifetime due to racial segregation (the de facto MLB rule from 1884 to 1946). He played for the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords.

Mike Piazza holds the career major league record for home runs while in the lineup as a catcher: 396. It is estimated that Josh Gibson hit over 800 HRs while catching in the Negro Leagues. Some projections show Gibson might have hit 775+ HRs in the Majors.      

The Greatest Players: Total Offense #1 through #45

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This post ranks the 45 greatest players in the history of baseball based on their offensive performance. Forty of the players are described in previous posts covering Total Player Ratings; here, here, here and here. Five players not mentioned in those posts are described in further detail below.   #44 (two players are tied) Roger […]