Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
The first woman to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, Manley owned the Newark Eagles with her husband Abe and made her mark as the club’s business manager, running one of the most proficient and professional organizations in the Negro Leagues. Born in 1900, Manley grew up in Philadelphia and became active in civil rights soon after moving to New York City upon graduating from high school. A constant visitor to Yankee Stadium, she met husband Abe at the 1932 World Series.
Effa Manley
The first woman to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, Manley owned the Newark Eagles with her husband Abe and made her mark as the club’s business manager, running one of the most proficient and professional organizations in the Negro Leagues. Born in 1900, Manley grew up in Philadelphia and became active in civil rights soon after moving to New York City upon graduating from high school. A constant visitor to Yankee Stadium, she met husband Abe at the 1932 World Series.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)