Effa Manley

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Birthday
27, 1897
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 16, 1981 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1897
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 16, 1981 (84)

About

American sports executive notable for being the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. She was the treasurer of the Negro League and co-owned the Newark Eagles with her husband until his death, at which point she became the team's sole owner.

Before Fame

She graduated from Penn Central High School in Pennsylvania in 1916. She later entered the hatmaking business.

Trivia

She was an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement, organizing a boycott of stores that refused to hire black salesclerks in 1934.

Family Life

She was married to Abe Manley, who served as the vice president and treasurer of the Negro National League.

Associated With

Players like 7-time MLB All-Star Larry Doby played for the Newark Eagles during her ownership.

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