George Gibson

  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Team: Pirates
  • League: National League
  • Hall: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

George C. Gibson (1880-1967) was the epitome of the defensive, canny catcher. Despite the punishment at this position, Gibson shattered the MLB mark in ’09 for consecutive games caught. He lasted 21 years, helped the Pirates beat the Cobb-led Tigers in ’09. Stayed in baseball as one of the 1st Canadian managers with Pittsburgh and the Cubs.

  • From 1908-10, Gibson averaged 144 games caught, unheard of in that era
  • Led NL in fielding % three times
  • Elected to Canadian BB Hall of Fame: 1987

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T201 Mecca Canvas: George Gibson