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Greenlee Field

 
 
Greenlee Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 2, 2012
1. Greenlee Field Marker
Inscription. Located here from 1932 to 1938, this was the first African American owned stadium in the Negro Leagues. Home of Gus Greenlee's Pittsburgh Crawfords baseball team, 1935 Negro League champs. Players included Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Cool Papa Bell.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.035′ N, 79° 58.378′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Junilla Street, on the right when traveling west on Bedford Avenue. Click for map. Located in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daisy E. Lampkin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Art Blakey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua (Josh) Gibson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank E. Bolden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Lee Vann (approx. 0.4 miles away); Westinghouse Railroad Air Brake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seige at the 26th Street Roundhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Strike of 1877 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
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Greenlee Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 2, 2012
2. Greenlee Field Marker
Looking west on Bedford Avenue

1. Greenlee Field site earns place in history. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Kevin Kirkland, Friday, July 17, 2009 (Submitted on February 2, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Historic Marker Program (Submitted on February 2, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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