Homestead Grays Bridge inaugurated with particular ceremony – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On Sunday, district and local leaders rededicated Homestead Grays Bridge to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.

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Last year was the official centenary, but the ceremonies have been delayed by the pandemic.

The executives today decided to celebrate the birthday of the owner of the Grays, Cumberland Posey.

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A new bronze plaque was placed on the bridge to honor the Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords influence on baseball.

“This is a great honor not just for the Gibson family, but for all families of the Crawfords and Grays Negro League baseball players,” said Sean Gibson, executive director of the Josh Gibson Foundation. “And finally getting a dedication this year is phenomenal … it was supposed to happen last year during the 100th anniversary, but due to the pandemic, we were able to do it this year.”

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Next to the plaque, banners were placed along the bridge in honor of the players who made a significant impact on the Grays and Crawfords.

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