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Max Manning
Birth: Nov. 18, 1918
Death: Jun. 23, 2003

Baseball pitcher. He was a former Negro Leagues pitcher who was offered a major-league tryout only to have it rescinded because of his race. A 6-foot-4-inch right-hander with a side arm delivery, he was sometimes called "Dr. Cyclops" because of the thick eyeglasses he wore. He signed a contract with the Newark Eagles in 1938 and played with them for 10 years until his career was interrupted by service in World War II. He pitched the final game of the Negro League World Series in 1946 as Newark defeated the Kansas City Monarchs 3-2. He barnstormed with Sachel Paige's All-Stars in the late 1940s and also played in leagues in Mexico and Canada before retiring from baseball. He returned to school and graduated from college and spent the next 28 years as a sixth-grade teacher in Pleasantville, New Jersey. He should be remembered as someone who had strength of character, not only in baseball but also in what he taught in the classroom and what he brought to the community. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Burial:
Atlantic City Cemetery
Pleasantville
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section W, Lot 573
GPS (lat/lon): 39.39424, -74.53469
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jun 25, 2003
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Max Manning
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- R I P
 Added: Nov. 18, 2014
In memory of a great man who served his country and taught his honor to all his students.
- Mairbair57
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
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