March 27 Birthday: She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story
Effa Manley, sports executive
March 27, 1897-April 16, 1981
When Effa Manley questioned the status quo, people told her, “That’s just the way things are.” But that did not set well with Manley and she became a life-long advocate for positive change in her role as a citizen, a woman and the owner of a baseball team.
Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame to read more about its first and only woman inductee, Effa Manley.