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Women Negro Leaguers

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Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park

6601 Lexington Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44103

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When the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues is told, the women who were part of the game should not be forgotten. During the early 1950s as the league was fighting for its survival, 3 women were signed and played for the Indianapolis Clowns. While racism and ‘Jim Crow’ laws were rampant, these women also faced sexism from fans, teammates and opponents alike.They were not the only women in Negro League baseball. There was also Effa Manley – Co-Owner of the Newark Eagles with her husband Abe. Effa was active as manager and major promoter of the team. She was at the helm when the Eagles won the Negro League World Series in 1946 as well as when stars from the team were signed by Major League baseball franchises. Presented by Ike Brooks

A THIS is League Park presentation. Free and open to all thanks to the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC).

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