With integration underway, the need separate Negro Leagues in baseball began to wane, leading to the Negro National League ceasing operations. Four of the surviving teams would join the rival Negro American League, which would fold in 1957. The NNL was home to teams like the Homestead Grays and Newark Eagles, and featured stars like Don Newcombe and Larry Doby who were part of the 1946 Eagles team that beat the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro World Series.. The Newark Eagles would be one of the teams to move on to the Negro America League, they were owned by Effa Manley who would spend the rest of her life preserving the memory of the Negro Leagues and would be the first Woman inducted in Baseball’s Hall of Fame.
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