She Loved Baseball by Audrey Vernick
The Effa Manley Story

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Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.

From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.

 

About Audrey Vernick

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Audrey Vernick is the author of several books for children, including Is Your Buffalo Ready For Kindergarten? and She Loved Baseball. The Effa Manley Story as well as Bark Tim: A True Story of Friendship, cowritten with her sister Ellen Glassman Gidaro. Audrey lives with her family in Ocean, New Jersey.
 
Published November 15, 2011 by Balzer + Bray. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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When many Negro League players finally got an opportunity to join the Major Leagues, she fought to negotiate fair terms for the transference of the players’ contracts.

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Effa Manley became aware of racial prejudice at a young age, when she was criticized by a school principal for playing with "those Negroes," who were in fact her darker-skinned siblings.

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New York Journal of Books

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This historically accurate book, a real gift to children, explains the effective and admirable life of Effa Manley, the first important female baseball clubowner.

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New York Journal of Books

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This historically accurate book, a real gift to children, explains the effective and admirable life of Effa Manley, the first important female baseball clubowner.

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Chicago Tribune

Manley began talking to the press about Negro League teams receiving compensation for their players who joined the majors, and about electing Negro League players to the Hall of Fame.

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