World Series Champions (1946), Negro National League First Half Champions (1947)

Negro National League

Abe Manley acquired ownership of two floundering teams, the Brooklyn Eagles and the Newark Dodgers, and consolidated the two franchises into the Newark Eagles. The Eagles joined the Negro National League in 1936 and remained a highly competitive team until the league's demise in 1948. The highlight of the franchise's history was in 1946, when they won the Negro National League pennant and defeated the Kansas City Monarchs in a hard-fought 7-game World Series.

The next season they again started strong, winning the first half title, but lost Larry Doby to organized baseball and slumped in the second half, losing the pennant to the New York Cubanswithout a play off. After the league folded in 1948, the Eagles were sold and moved to Houston.

Source: James A. Riley, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994.


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