The Ghost and Josh Gibson

A Play in One Act

4 M 1F. 30 Minutes.

Pitcher Satchel Paige and catcher Josh Gibson are believed by many to have been the two greatest baseball players who ever lived. Both had the misfortune of being black in an era when they were not allowed into what were sometimes erroneously referred to as the Major Leagues. The Ghost and Josh Gibson is a legendary account of these two friends and their last time together on a warm spring evening in Georgia in 1947, just before Jackie Robinson is brought into the Major Leagues as the first player to break the color barrier – and the bittersweet aftermath of what would soon become a piece of history.

* Published in 2008. JAC Publications
† Play Festival Winner

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