Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
Posey played for the Homestead Grays and then later both managed and owned the famed club. A sharp, organized businessman, he helped turn the Grays into a perennial Negro League powerhouse, in terms of winning and profit. More than 10 of Posey’s Homesteaders went on to become Negro League Hall-of-Famers. The Grays, under Posey’s direction, split their home games between Pittsburgh (Forbes Field) and Washington, D.C. (Griffeth Stadium), routinely drawing up to 30,000 fans at each venue.
Cumberland Posey
Posey played for the Homestead Grays and then later both managed and owned the famed club. A sharp, organized businessman, he helped turn the Grays into a perennial Negro League powerhouse, in terms of winning and profit. More than 10 of Posey’s Homesteaders went on to become Negro League Hall-of-Famers. The Grays, under Posey’s direction, split their home games between Pittsburgh (Forbes Field) and Washington, D.C. (Griffeth Stadium), routinely drawing up to 30,000 fans at each venue.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)