Visit the burial site of Josh Gibson (1911-1947), who was called the Babe Ruth of the Negro Baseball League. A superb athlete who made history and spawned legends in his years with the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays. For many years his grave was unmarked. There had not been enough money for a stone. In 1975 Ted Page and Pete Zorilla sought out the grave and started gathering money for a marker. Willie Stargell pledged the first $100 and offered more. When word reached the Commissioner of Baseball, a simple marker was provided and placed in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Facility Amenities: Free Admission
General Information: Dates Closed: Open year round. Offices closed on major holidays., Distance from Public Transportation: Near, Hours: BUTLER STREET GATE HOURS: April-June-August 7 am to 7pm, May 7 am to 8 pm and September through March 7 am to 5:30 pm. THE PENN AVE ENTRANCE opens at 10am every day and closes with the Butler Street Gate.