Effa Manley

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Birthdate 3/27/1897
Death Date 4/16/1981
Debut Year 1935
Year of Induction 2006
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Executive

Co-owner of the Newark Eagles & a tireless advocate for Civil Rights, Effa Manley also fought for compensation as MLB raided the Negro Leagues.

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Effa Manley ran the day-to-day operations of the Newark Eagles and worked to elevate the Negro Leagues

Effa Manley ran the day-to-day operations of the Newark Eagles and worked to elevate the Negro Leagues

Effa Brooks grew up watching baseball at Yankee Stadium. It was there at the 1932 World Series that she met black baseball man Abe Manley. The two were married in June, 1933 and began a partnership that lasted until Abe’s death in 1952. According to SABR,
For her contributions to the Negro Leagues, Effa Manley was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006

For her contributions to the Negro Leagues, Effa Manley was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006

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 th

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