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First woman among 17 elected to baseball Hall

Updated: February 27, 2006, 10:11 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Effa Manley became the first woman elected to the baseball Hall of Fame when the former Newark Eagles executive was among 17 people from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues chosen Monday by a special committee.

"This is a historic day at the Hall of Fame," shrine president Dale Petroskey said. "I hoped that someday there would be a woman in the Hall. It's a pretty proud moment."

This year's Hall class -- 18, including former reliever Bruce Sutter -- is by far the ...

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