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  • Amity St. at East Fifth St.
    Homestead, PA 15120
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Homestead Grays Historical Marker

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. The Homestead High Level Bridge, nearby, was renamed the Homestead Grays Bridge.