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August 14, 2020

Negro League Centennial: Negro League Baseball in Pittsburgh

The Negro National League – the first African American professional baseball league – was established 100 years ago on Feb. 13, 1920, at a YMCA in Kansas City, Mo. As home to two of the Negro League’s most dominant teams — the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords — Pittsburgh was once the center of Negro League baseball.

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June 10, 2020

Remembering Johnny Majors

The History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum were saddened to hear of the passing of coaching legend Johnny Majors. Though his home state of Tennessee always remained his first love, he left an indelible mark on Western Pennsylvania.

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August 14, 2019

Pull Up A Chair at the History Center

Pittsburgh, known for its many bridges, spirited sports fans, and friendly citizens, wants you to know just how welcomed you are here. There's a common love for all things Pittsburgh at the History Center, so when our friends at VisitPITTSBURGH launched their new "Pull Up a Chair" campaign, we decided it’s the perfect time to share some of our favorite Pittsburgh chairs on display in the museum.

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