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Penny Marshall To Direct Film About The First Woman In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

A biopic about legendary baseball executive Effa Manley will begin production in 2015.

1. Penny Marshall, director of A League of Their Own, will direct and produce a film about Effa Manley, the first woman in the baseball Hall of Fame.

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2. Manley was an executive and owner of the Newark Eagles, a Negro League team that won the 1946 Negro League World Series under her management.

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Along with being a pioneer businesswoman in an industry that is still to this day dominated by men, Manley was a civil rights advocate who was fiercely critical of Major League Baseball’s motives for integration, and fought to get fair compensation for Negro League players.

Manley passed away in 1981 and was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, a year in which 17 players and executives were inducted by a special committee. She was the first and only woman to be voted into the Hall of Fame.

5. Variety reports the film has not been cast yet and will begin filming in 2015.

Obama staffers travel and tour to promote WH ‘travel and tourism agenda’

The sky was filled with jets and choppers today, because President Obama and some of his staffers visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York as part of what the White House called the promotion of a “travel and tourism agenda”.

So, having solved all other problems, Obama’s staffers joined in for some traveling and touring:

“Real reason”? Valerie Jarrett is in possible agreement with that:

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Meanwhile, legendary fireballer President Obama had a look around the Hall of Fame and donated a jacket:

Obama just can’t stop with the “bear” comparisons:

After the visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame, you might be able to guess what Obama was going to do next:

#ShockedFace!