This week on “This Week in 1920s Baseball” we are so happy to have a very special guest, Sean Gibson. Sean is the great-grandson of baseball great Josh Gibson and the Executive Director of the Josh Gibson Foundation. Sean came to our attention because he wrote an excellent article advocating that the MVP award be named after his great-grandfather instead of Kennesaw “Mountain” Landis, the 1920s commissioner who is a symbol of the segregation era. We were excited to see 1920s baseball in the modern day news and even more excited to support this cause and talk to Sean!
Visit JoshGibson.org to sign the petition, donate to support their work, and learn more about Josh the Basher.
Be sure to check out the excellent article by Sean: Why the MVP award should be renamed after Negro Leagues great Josh Gibson. And listen to the podcast right here to learn about the life of one of the greats from a member of his own family!