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Breaking Barriers  Featuring Gib Robbie
Breaking Barriers  Featuring Gib Robbie

Sat, Feb 03


Voorhees Township

Breaking Barriers Featuring Gib Robbie

Free to the public. Please come out and join us on February 3rd. Gib will be giving a brief lecture about the integration of major league baseball in the late 1940s supported with his portraits of significant players from that era. This is a wonderful opportunity!

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Time & Location

Feb 03, 2024, 12:00 PM – Feb 29, 2024, 12:00 PM

Voorhees Township, Coopers Corner, 201 Kresson Gibbsboro Rd unit 14, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043, USA

About the event

We will be featuring art of several famous black sports players, illustrated by Gib Robbie. Gib is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art, and has been a been a self employeed freelance Illustrator/Designer since 1985. He has done work for CD cover art, direct mail promotions, novelty products, and private commissions. He primarily works with airbrush/mixed media and specializes in likeness art, with high versatility.

Some of the exhibits featured players are:

Jackie Robinson

Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-1957

Jackie Robbison was the first black baseball player to enter the MLB, breaking the years of racial segregation as a second basemen for the Brookyln Dodgers. He won the MLB World Championship with the team in 1955. He was considered the MVP in 1949, the first black player to be honored. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1962.

Willie Mays

New York-San Francisco Giants 1951- 1973

Willie Mays was a center fielder with over 660 home runs, won the World Series in 1954, and considered the MVP twice. He is considered one of the best all around players ever and was placed in the Hall of Fame in 1979.

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates 1955- 1972

Roberto Clemente was a right fielder for the Pittsburg Pirates, known for his outstand defense and as a clutch hitter. He was a World Champion twice, in 1960 and 1971.  He was also considered the MVP twice, and was the first player to posthumously be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He died in a plane crash due to engine failure in 1972 while delieverying supplies to victims in Nicaragua, which had suffered a massive earthquake. 

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