Cum Posey of the Homestead Grays: A Biography of the Negro Leagues Owner and Hall of Famer

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 Cumberland Posey began his career in 1911 playing outfield for the Homestead Grays, a local black team in his Pennsylvania hometown. He soon became the squad's driving force as they dominated semi-pro ball in the Pittsburgh area. By the late 1930s the Grays were at the top of the Negro Leagues with nine straight pennant wins. Posey was also a League officer; he served 13 years as the first black member of the Homestead school board; and he wrote an outspoken sports column for the African American weekly, the Pittsburgh Courier. He was regarded as one of the best black basketball players in the East; he was the organizer of a team that held the consensus national black championship five years running. Ten years after his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he became a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame--one of only two athletes to be honored by two pro sports halls.

Product Details

Price
$42.00
Publisher
McFarland & Company
Publish Date
March 04, 2020
Pages
285
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.8 X 8.7 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476663944
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About the Author

SABR member, James E. Overmyer writes and lectures on baseball history, primarily African-American. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.