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Josh Gibson - Sports Commission Bronze Statue

This unique tribute to Josh Gibson stands 8 feet tall cast in white bronze on top of a granite base. When The Nationals decided to give a tribute to Josh Gibson from the Negro League, the artist chosen was Omri Amrany. Amrany was honored to work with Josh Gibson’s great-grandson Sean Gibson to create a tribute to the record holder for the farthest homerun hit until today. As one of the best catchers and power hitters, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He stands alongside Walter Johnson and Frank Howard in the Center Field Plaza at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Artist Omri Amrany
Client Washington Nationals
Location Nationals Park Washington, D.C.
Material White Bronze and Granite
Size Larger than life
Date 2009