Cum Posey

Birthdate6/20/1890
Death Date3/28/1946
Debut Year1911
Year of Induction2006
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Executive

Manager, executive then owner of the Homestead Grays, Cum Posey was also considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of his era.

 

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Homestead HS diploma autographed by Cum Posey as director

Homestead HS diploma autographed by Cum Posey as director

One of the most gifted, talented, and hard-working athletes of his day, Cumberland Posey is the only man enshrined in both the baseball and basketball Hall of Fame. In 1908 Posey led Homestead High School to the Pittsburgh City Championship. The next season he founded a semi-pro, all-black team call
2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook with Cum Posey on the cover

2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook with Cum Posey on the cover

In 2005, the Hall of Fame put together a special screening committee to find people associated with the Negro Leagues who were most deserving of induction. An original list of 94 nominees was cut to 29 candidates and finally 17 new members of the Hall of Fame to be inducted. in 2006. The cover of th

2 responses to “Cum Posey”

  1. Kitk says:

    The mlb record books would be soooooo incredibly different if blacks were never banned from baseball for 60 years??????????????????

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