Abe Manley

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Abraham L. Manley

After making money in gambling, Abe Manley bought the Brooklyn Eagles and Newark Dodgers and merged them into the Newark Eagles in 1936. An active owner, Manley also served as vice president and treasurer of the Negro National League at some point. He met his wife Effa Manley at Yankee Stadium and she later became active with the team - too active in the case of an affair with pitcher Terris McDuffie, who Abe traded away when he found out.

Source: "The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues" by James Riley