CBS Sports activities honors Josh Gibson with animated vignette for Black Historical past Month
Since February is Black History Month, CBS Sports will honor black athletes with a series of vignettes that will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. One of the vignettes focuses on former Negro League star catcher Josh Gibson.
Gibson was one of the most talented power hitters and catchers the baseball world has ever seen. The star catcher played most of his professional career with the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords in the Negro League.
In 1972 Gibson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the second Negro League player after Jackie Robinson. He finished his career with a batting average of 0.359 and 238 home runs.
The vignettes will be broadcast through the CBS Sports Network and other digital properties of CBS Sports.
“It is imperative that we at CBS Sports and as an industry work towards a more diverse and comprehensive landscape,” said Harold Bryant, executive producer and executive vice president of CBS Sports. “It is incredibly important to tell these stories by black athletes, and we are proud that many of our black employees have the opportunity to direct these productions.
“These vignettes, written, produced and edited by Black CBS Sports staff, continue the necessary mission of harnessing our resources in front of and behind the camera to achieve greater diversity and inclusion.”