George Gibson, 1908

April 13, 2011

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George Gibson, 1908
Pittsburgh Pirates
Image by John McNab
Catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


George C. Gibson (July 22, 1880 – January 25, 1967), nicknamed Mooney, was a Canadian baseball player (catcher) who caught for two different Major League teams, starting in 1905 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and ending his playing career with the New York Giants in 1918. In the 1920s and 1930s he served as manager for Pittsburgh and for the Chicago Cubs. Before that, however, Gibson started his managerial career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a AAA Class team in the International League.

[Tommy Leach, Pittsburgh, NL (baseball)] (LOC)
Pittsburgh Pirates
Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

[Tommy Leach, Pittsburgh, NL (baseball)]


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Leach (Pitts).
Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

General information about the Bain Collection is available at

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2210-5

Hat of the Day
Pittsburgh Pirates
Image by drukelly
Pittsburgh Pirates hat. I couldn’t resist and had to get it. Ironic that the Pirates are certainly doing better than the Padres.

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