It is March and Women’s history month…..so the Old Professor wants to drop some history on my readers….history that may not be commonly known about the women I feature.
Since the Baseball season is about a month away let’s start with that…..
Who is the only woman inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame?
(I’ll wait while you run to Google to do your thinking for you)
There are currently 268 male baseball players who have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but did you ever wonder who is the only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Did you know there is a woman who is a part of the Baseball Hall of Fame? Many players get a chance to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, many lose that chance, either by not receiving enough votes or by being banned for life (such as Pete Rose).
Have you ever wondered who is the only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? It was Effa Manley, who became the first and only woman ever to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Effa Manley was born in Philadelphia. After completing school, she did some vocational training in things such as cooking and sewing. Later, she started a hat-making business.
She was a black woman, but her mother was white. She was raised by her black stepfather and mother. Since her biological father’s skin color is unknown, for many years critics debated her racial background. Effa Manley always enjoyed the confusion her skin color created. However, she recognized herself as a black woman and was proud of the color of her skin.
Effa Manley was not a baseball player, so why is she part of the Baseball Hall of Fame? Let’s find out!
Who is the only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Now you know more than most….
Have I great weekend…..Be well and Be safe….
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4 thoughts on “Women’s History #1”
I respect your commitment to Women and their health but I am a person with a different kind of case ..I was in a tragically-dysfunctional marriage for 33 years and since my wife’s passing 12 years ago I have no interest at all in women of any kind or in their challenges. But I applaud you for caring.
That is a shame…..but I like history and will write about it when I can. chuq
I read the linked post. Although I have no interest in sport of any kind, I say well done to her for breaking into an all-male environment.
Best wishes, Pete.
A little known history….glad you liked it chuq