Effa Louise Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley. Her influence extended beyond baseball; she was active in the civil rights movement and a social activist.
"Jackie Robinson changed baseball, and when you've changed baseball in this country, you've changed this country!"
The Chicago White Sox have had a couple of rough games due to poor pitching performances recently but that all changed Monday night, July 26, when they brought their game against the Seattle Mariners.
NEW YORK-What do you do when the most American of pastimes intersects with the most un-American of laws?
Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.
Lester Rodney, who as sports editor for the Daily Worker from 1936 to 1958, helped lead the struggle that broke major league baseball's color barrier, died Dec. 20 in Walnut Creek, Calif.