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Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of Effa Manley, the First Woman to Make Baseball Hall Of Fame

Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of Effa Manley, the First Woman to Make Baseball Hall Of Fame

A League of Their Own director Penny Marshall is returning to the diamond field with Effa, a biopic about Effa Manley, the first woman inducted into the baseball hall of fame. 

Manley was the co-owner and business manager of the Newark Eagles during the 1930s and 1940s. The Eagles won the Negro World Series in 1946. 

“The story is a fascinating tale of a woman who broke through so many barriers and accomplished so much for the players and the game, during a time when the face of baseball changed forever,” Marshall commented. 

The Big director’s last film was 2001’s Riding In Cars With Boys

[via Deadline]

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