Russ Gibson was a professional baseball player. He was a reserved catcher for the Boston Red Sox and, later in his career, for the San Francisco Giants in the Major League Baseball. Gibson became active from 1967 to 1972. Gibson is a right-handed player. He went to the B.M.C. Durfee High School and played three sports and was a forward in the New England championship basketball team.
Before appearing in his first MLB game, Gibson played in the minor leagues for ten years. He was the backup catcher for the Boston Red Sox starting 1967. His debut game was against the New York Yankees in the Yankee Stadium in April 1969. Gibson was catching for Billy Rohr. In another game against the Yankees but this time at the Fenway Park, Gibson was able to hit a two-run homerun to help secure a win for the Boston Red Sox.
Gibson was part of the Red Sox “Impossible Dream” team during the 1967 World Series. He was the catcher for game one against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was in 1969 when Gibson had his most productive season in the league. He was able to play in 85 games, made three homeruns and had a batting average of .251.
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