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The Newark Eagles was a professional Negro League baseball team that played in the second Negro National League from 1936 to 1948. The team featured future Hall-of-Famers Larry Doby (the first black player in the American League), Ray Dandridge, Leon Day, Monte Irvin, Biz Mackey, and Willie Wells, as well as other stars such as Don Newcombe. The Eagles shared Ruppert Stadiummarker with the minor-league Newark Bears.

"The Eagles were to (black) Newarkmarker what the Dodgers were to Brooklyn." - Eagles star Max Manning

The Eagles were formed when Abe Manley and his wife Effa Manley, founders of the Brooklyn Eagles, purchased the Newark Dodgers franchise and merged the teams. Team management was left to Effa, making the Eagles the first professional team owned and operated by a woman, and under her guidance the 1946 team won the Negro League World Series, upsetting the Kansas City Monarchs in a 7-game series.

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