Cum Posey

Birthdate 6/20/1890
Death Date 3/28/1946
Debut Year 1911
Year of Induction 2006
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.

 

In the collection:

Homestead HS diploma autographed by Cum Posey as director

Homestead HS diploma autographed by Cum Posey as director

When Cum Posey was enshrined into Cooperstown in 2006 autograph collectors scrambled to find his signature. Soon it was uncovered that Posey served as director for Homestead High School in Pennsylvania and signed a number of the diplomas. Initially this brought the price down below $1,000 for a Pose
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 the 2006 Hall of Fame yearbook

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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