Larry Doby


Born: Dec. 13, 1924
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First Black player in the AL; joined the Cleveland Indians in July 1947, three months after Jackie Robinson entered the Majors with the NL's Brooklyn Dodgers; an all-star centerfielder from 1949-55; managed the Chicago White Sox in 1978, becoming the second Black major league manager; inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

Died: June 18, 2003


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