On September 15, 1946 — In the first game at Griffith Stadium, Josh Gibson hits a home run into temporary bleachers that shorten the left-field fence, helping the Homestead Grays beat the New York Cubans 8-3, to sweep a season-ending Negro League double-header. It is Gibson’s last career homer. After a few more games, the Grays close out their season, and Gibson will die from a reported stroke four months later.

 


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Baseball Reference September 15
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