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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.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located next to the former Filene's Basement department store in the Waterfront in Homestead, near the Homestead Grays Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Homestead PA 15120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Perkins (approx. mile away); Bost Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bost Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carnegie Library of Homestead Swim Team
The Homestead Grays Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. The Homestead Grays Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Carnegie Library of Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Homestead Strike (approx. 0.8 miles away); Homestead Strike Victims (approx. one 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.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Buck Leonard image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Buck Leonard
Josh Gibson image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Josh Gibson
The Homestead Grays Baseball Team image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1913
5. The Homestead Grays Baseball Team
Courtesy: Western Pennsylvania Historical Society
The Homestead Grays Bridge image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 51 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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