Effa Manley

Effa Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles with her husband, Abe.…

Fred Hobgood

The assertive teenager’s pro baseball career began with a simple…

Harry Butts

Harry Butts was a left-handed pitcher who played professional…
Charles Parks and Leon Day (COURTESY OF LARRY LESTER)

Charles Parks

World War II ended when the Axis powers surrendered to the Allied…

Sherman Maxwell

“Believed by many to be the first black sports broadcaster,…
Andrew "Pat" Patterson (NOIRTECH INC.)

Andrew Patterson

Andrew Lawrence Patterson was born on December 19, 1911, in Chicago.1…

Maxwell Manning

Max Manning was a man of many nicknames. Newark Eagles teammate…
Rufus Lewis (NOIRTECH, INC.)

Rufus Lewis

There is nothing more exhilarating or more intoxicating in baseball…

Cal Irvin

Calvin Coolidge Irvin was born on November 28, 1924, in Haleburg,…

Vernon Harrison

The story of Vernon Randolph Harrison and the 1946 Newark Eagles…

Oscar Givens

The Newark Eagles’ May 5, 1946, season-opening game against…

Benny Felder

Newark Eagles shortstop Benny Felder was born on December…

Charles England

Charlie England’s baseball story is intertwined with the vagaries…

Johnny Davis

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, speaking to Negro League historian…

Cecil Cole

After his playing days, Cecil Cole watched a lot of baseball…
1946 Newark Eagles book cover

James Boyd

The 1946 Newark Eagles pitching staff was filled with front-line…
Abe and Effa Manley (NOIRTECH, INC.)

Abe Manley

Abraham Lincoln Manley was born on December 22, 1885, in Hertford,…

Clarence Isreal

His name was Clarence Charles Isreal. That’s Isreal, not Israel.…

Leniel Hooker

Leniel Charlie Hooker was a right-handed pitcher from 1940 to…

Bob Harvey

Bob Harvey was a menacing hitter, who reliably anchored right…

Biz Mackey

In the summer of 1946, Pittsburgh Courier columnist Wendell Smith…

Leon Day

"If we had one game to win, we wanted Leon to pitch." — Monte…

Monte Irvin

Of all those who proudly wore the uniform of the Newark Eagles…

Larry Doby

Larry Doby is best remembered for becoming the first Black player…