Effa Manley, First Female Hall of Famer
February 28, 2006 11:03 AM   Subscribe

Effa Manley. Pioneer then. Pioneer still.
posted by grabbingsand (6 comments total)
(2nd link should have been this.)
posted by grabbingsand at 11:06 AM on February 28, 2006

Shit! You guys still call blacks negroes? Here in the UK we have to call negroes blacks! Weird? Or should I say strange?
posted by terrymiles at 11:10 AM on February 28, 2006

So... the first woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame was... manly...
posted by davros42 at 11:18 AM on February 28, 2006

Terrymiles: "Negro Leagues" is the historic name for the segregated black baseball leagues. That's what they called them back then, as a proper noun, so that's what they're called now. Not weird at all. Or strange.
posted by beagle at 11:18 AM on February 28, 2006

grabbingsand, that first link ain't doing it for me, either.
posted by beagle at 11:20 AM on February 28, 2006

According to Keith Olbermannn, she wasn't black: And today's election also made a Hall of Famer out of Effa Manley... She was the owner of the Newark Eagles of the Negro American League. It sounds almost impossible to believe -- but she too was white -- married to a black man -- and she pretended to be -- as the term was, then, "passed" -- as a light-skinned black.
posted by SteveInMaine at 11:44 AM on February 28, 2006

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