George “Mooney” Gibson

Canadian Catcher for the Deadball Era Pirates

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About the Book

Canadian-born George “Moon” Gibson (1880–1967) grew up playing baseball on the sandlots around London, Ontario, before going on to star with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. In an era known for tough, defensive catchers, Gibson was an ironman and set records for endurance. He helped the Pirates defeat Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers to win their first World Series in 1909. Gibson built a reputation as a smart player and had a knack for helping develop young pitchers.
He played with and against some of the biggest names in the game and counted Cobb, Honus Wagner and John McGraw among his friends. Post-career he held numerous coaching and managing roles in New York, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Washington and Chicago. This first biography of Gibson covers the career of one of Canada’s greatest ball players and the last Canadian to manage full-time in the Major Leagues.

About the Author(s)

Richard C. Armstrong is a lifelong baseball fan, with a particular interest in the Deadball Era and Canadians who have played the game. He is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research and lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Martin Healy, Jr. lives in Hamilton, Ontario. He is a diehard Toronto Blue Jays fan and Canadian baseball history buff. Martin is a member of the Hanlan’s Point chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research.

Bibliographic Details

Richard C. Armstrong and Martin Healy, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 45 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7969-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3858-4
Imprint: McFarland