Effa Louise Manley
By James Dray
Effa Louise Manley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1897 to John and Bertha. She graduated from Penn Central High School. After graduation is worked in the hat making business. She married Abe in 1935 after meeting him at a New York Yankees game. Abe owned and operated the Newark Eagles in Newark, New Jersey.She took over the day-to-day operation of the team, arranged playing schedules, planned the team’s travel, managed and me the payroll, bought equipment, negotiated contracts and handled publicity and promotions. By the spring of 1981 her health had deteriorated to the point that she could no longer live in her apartment. She had colon cancer which progressed into the peritonitis after surgery. She never recovered and died in 1981. Don Tate wrote a children’s book...