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The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues

The book documents her baseball acumen and her social activism. She is the only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame. She lived her life against the backdrop of Jim Crowism which forced most of Newark's blacks to live where prostitution flourished, housing was among the nation's worst, and only menial jobs were available. She provided black players and citizens with jobs, opportunities, and support.