Posted by ozzzball19 on 1/24/2013 11:27:00 AM (view original):
Homestead Gray is an old professional baseball team in I believe the Negro leagues. Many years ago. I wont guess on the other.
Correct. From wikipediea
The Homestead Grays
(also known as Washington Grays or Washington Homestead Grays) were a professional baseball
team that played in the Negro leagues
in the United States
. The team was formed in 1912
by Cumberland Posey
, and would remain in continuous operation for 38 seasons. The team was originally based in Homestead
, adjacent to Pittsburgh
. By the 1920s with increasing popularity in the Pittsburgh region, the team retained the name "Homestead" but crossed the Monongahela River
to play all home games at both the Pirates home Forbes Field
and Pittsburgh Crawfords
home Greenlee Field
both in Pittsburgh. From 1940 until 1942, the Grays played half of their home games in Washington, D.C.
, while remaining in Pittsburgh for all other home stands.
As attendance at their games in the nation's capital grew, by 1943 the Grays were playing more than two-thirds of their home games in Washington.