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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.

The 10 Biggest Moments In Sports This Year, In Retweets

Here’s the BuzzFeed Sports ranking of some of the most retweeted moments in 2014 from athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and a few others, according to Twitter data.

10. Henrik Lundqvist takes the ice in his first-ever Stanley Cup Final, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

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9. Detroit Tigers players send a message of support to Venezuela during the massive anti-government protests.

8. The post-victory selfie with Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger after Germany won the World Cup.

7. Kobe Bryant throwing serious shade at Charlotte for trading him during the 1996 NBA Draft.

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6. Mario Balotelli’s request for a kiss on the cheek from the Queen of England if Italy defeated Costa Rica in the World Cup.

If we beat Costa Rica i want a kiss,obviously on the cheek, from the UK Queen.😂😂😂.

— FinallyMario (@Mario Balotelli)

They lost.

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5. The horrific leg injury suffered by Paul George during a Team USA basketball scrimmage.

Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y’all!! #YoungTrece

— Yg_Trece (@Paul George)

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And the outreach of support that followed.

God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.

— KDTrey5 (@Kevin Durant)

4. David Ortiz’s amazing selfie with President Obama after the Red Sox won the World Series, which was secretly plotted all along by Samsung.

What an honor! Thanks for the #selfie, @BarackObama

— davidortiz (@Dvd rtz)

Ortiz later offered Kevin Love some advice, so he could, maybe, one day have his own championship moment with the president.

Yo @kevinlove if you need advice on moving from Minnesota to Boston just let me know #CityOfChamps

— davidortiz (@Dvd rtz)

3. The Luis Suarez bite that shocked a worldwide audience during the World Cup.

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And the apology that followed.

My apologies to Chiellini:

— LuisSuarez9 (@Luis Suarez)

2. The on-field turned online feud between Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49er Michael Crabtree in the run-up to the Super Bowl.

Film don’t lie… @nflnetwork @espn pull up the tape of that game and show me where this guy is the best? #fake #fake #fake

— KingCrab15 (@Michael Crabtree)

Richard Sherman breaks up a pass, intended for Michael Crabtree.

A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.

— RSherman_25 (@Richard Sherman)

Including Sherman’s infamous post-game rant with Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game versus the 49ers.

Even baseball player Justin Verlander jumped in on the action.

So Russell is a class act! Sherman on the other hand…. If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball.

— JustinVerlander (@Justin Verlander)

1. The entire “Lebron: Decison 2.0,” which took over the internet for a few days in July and ended when The King returned to Cleveland.

Just posted a photo http://t.co/lmByEY8T7Q

— KingJames (@LeBron James)

http://t.co/6yJ8vNuHAB

— KingJames (@LeBron James)