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Today in Women's history: Birth of Effa Manley, baseball hall of famer

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.

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Today in labor history: Jackie Robinson played his first major league game

"Jackie Robinson changed baseball, and when you've changed baseball in this country, you've changed this country!"

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White Sox fans say "Danks" you for the win

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.

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Protestors take a swing at MLB on Arizona

NEW YORK-What do you do when the most American of pastimes intersects with the most un-American of laws?

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ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney

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.

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Lester Rodney: Daily Worker sports editor led struggle to integrate baseball

 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.