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Homestead in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Homestead Grays

 
 
Homestead Grays Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Homestead Grays Marker
Inscription.  Legendary baseball team that dominated the Negro Baseball Leagues during the first half of the 20th century. Founded by steelworkers in 1900, the Grays inspired African Americans locally and across the nation. Led by Cumberland Posey Jr., they won 12 national titles, including 9 in a row, 1937-45. Players included Hall of Famers Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, and Smokey Joe Williams. Disbanded in 1950.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 40° 24.552′ N, 79° 54.726′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Amity Street, on the right when traveling north. Located next to the former Filene's Basement department store in the Waterfront in Homestead, near the Homestead Grays Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homestead PA 15120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. John D. Kelly (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chiodo's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1892 Homestead Strike Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Frances Perkins (approx. ¼ mile away); Steel on the Move (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Homestead Grays - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Fabulous Homestead Grays. by Baseball Almanac (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
The Homestead Grays Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. The Homestead Grays Marker
Buck Leonard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
3. Buck Leonard
Josh Gibson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
4. Josh Gibson
The Homestead Grays Baseball Team image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, circa 1913
5. The Homestead Grays Baseball Team
Courtesy: Western Pennsylvania Historical Society
The Homestead Grays Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
6. The Homestead Grays Bridge
Formerly the Homestead High Level Bridge. On July 12, 2002, the bridge was renamed the Homestead Grays Bridge in honor of the Negro League baseball team.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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