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The EFFA Collection:

Women in Baseball

The EFFA Collection: Women in Baseball

For years we have been wanting to highlight the diverse mix of women who pioneered in sports history. Here we start as baseball with the introduction of The EFFA Collection, named after the one and only Effa Manley, a superstar powerhouse in her own right. All of these women from varied backgrounds, age and levels of experience shared one thing in common: Tenacity.
Beginning in the late 1800’s, young girls and grown women caught the love of the game and became an active partner in its shared history. They played, umpired, kept score, owned teams and managed front offices with equal parts skill and passion. You will notice a decided departure from our normally strict adherence to absolute authenticity with the EFFA Collection. Think of it as a knuckle-curve fastball with some backspin to it. With stories. So many stories. They are what inspired us and are the core of the EFFA Collection. Grab them while you can, because just like on any pro team, change-ups will happen frequently. Your favorite might be gone tomorrow, replaced by a newbie. Hold onto your hats, welcome to the show and here we go.

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For years we have been wanting to highlight the diverse mix of women who pioneered in sports history. Here we start as baseball with the introduction of The EFFA Collection, named after the one and only Effa Manley, a superstar powerhouse in her own right. All of these women from varied backgrounds, age and levels of experience shared one thing in common: Tenacity.

Beginning in the late 1800’s, young girls and grown women caught the love of the game and became an active partner in its shared history. They played, umpired, kept score, owned teams and managed front offices with equal parts skill and passion. We've created some authentic pieces as well as some original designs in this collection. Think of it as a knuckle-curve fastball with some backspin to it. With stories. So many stories. They are what inspired us and are the core of the EFFA Collection. Grab them while you can, because just like on any pro team, change-ups will happen frequently. Your favorite might be gone tomorrow, replaced by a newbie. Hold onto your hats, welcome to the show and here we go.

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Who was Effa Manley?

We named the women's collection after the most powerful woman in baseball, Effa Manley. She is the first and only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Effa was a uniquely powerful influence in growing and strengthening the Negro National League as co-owner of the Newark Eagles. Effa was an outspoken civil rights activist in Harlem well before her co-ownership of the Newark Eagles and a prominent member of the NAACP, eventually becoming treasurer of the Newark, NJ NAACP office.
During her ownership of the Eagles, Effa received more than a little blow back from the other team owners who balked at her ideas and from those who thought she repeatedly over stepped her position. With a marketing savvy and business acumen unseen in the League’s before Effa’s arrival, she pushed back in her ladylike way, eventually becoming the person responsible for establishing the precedent that the teams in the Negro Leagues get fair payment for players recruited into the Major Leagues after Jackie Robinson broke the color line. Her players loved her. The community loved her and Newark Eagles games were the place to be. Effa Manley was a force of fairness to be reckoned with. Her results benefited all. We salute Effa Manley, honor her memory and are inspired by her every day.

Who was Effa Manley?

We named the women's collection after the most powerful woman in baseball, Effa Manley. She is the first and only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Effa was a uniquely powerful influence in growing and strengthening the Negro National League as co-owner of the Newark Eagles. Effa was an outspoken civil rights activist in Harlem well before her co-ownership of the Newark Eagles and a prominent member of the NAACP, eventually becoming treasurer of the Newark, NJ NAACP office.
During her ownership of the Eagles, Effa received more than a little blow back from the other team owners who balked at her ideas and from those who thought she repeatedly over stepped her position. With a marketing savvy and business acumen unseen in the League’s before Effa’s arrival, she pushed back in her ladylike way, eventually becoming the person responsible for establishing the precedent that the teams in the Negro Leagues get fair payment for players recruited into the Major Leagues after Jackie Robinson broke the color line. Her players loved her. The community loved her and Newark Eagles games were the place to be. Effa Manley was a force of fairness to be reckoned with. Her results benefited all. We salute Effa Manley, honor her memory and are inspired by her every day.

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