Charlie Gibson (gibsoch02)

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Charles Griffin Gibson

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Charles "Gibby" Gibson must have been a promising catcher because manager Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics, a former catcher himself, chose him for the team in 1924. Gibson had previously been at Auburn University and had also been a successful hitter for the 1922 Lincoln Links, albeit playing mostly outfield.

While in the majors, Gibby was in one game in May, one in June, four in July and six in August. He continued to play in the minors through 1930, when he hit .311 for the Baton Rouge Highlanders.

He is not to be confused with the earlier Charlie Gibson, who also played one season in the American League, was also a catcher, and was also nicknamed "Gibby".

He was the quarterback for the Auburn University football team in 1921-1922. [1]

Gibson had a long life. He played against Ty Cobb, but was still alive many decades later when Ken Griffey Jr. broke in.

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