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Doby, Larry

 

b. 1923
d. June 17, 2003

Less than 3 months after Jackie Robinson's major league debut, Larry Doby became the first black player to play in the American league. Larry Doby appeared as a seventh-inning pinch hitter for the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago White Sox only three hours after signing his contract on July 5, 1947.


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