Dirk Gibbons was an outstanding pitcher with the nickname “Bubble Gum”. He first played in Negro Leagues with Indianapolis and Baltimore, then came to Canada in 1949 to play with the Brandon Greys for two years. He had a remarkable 1949 season with the very strong Brandon Grey’s where he won 19, lost 5, and had 229 strikeouts. Gibbons was drafted in the 1950s into the US military and served in Korea for a few years. After serving in Korea, he returned to Manitoba to play baseball with the Winnipeg Giants (1953) then returned to the Brandon Greys (1594). He played with the Minot Mallards 1955 – 1957. In the 1990s he was honored at a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game and threw the opening pitch.