Larry Doby (Lawrence Eugene Doby)

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Camden, South Carolina, USA
Larry Doby, the 7-time All-Star and 2-time American League home run leader, became the first African American to play in the A.L. when he made his debut on July 5, 1947. Doby's first appearance occurred less than three months after Jackie Robinson had become the first African American major leaguer in the 20th Century when he debuted with the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, breaking the ban on black players dating back to 1889. Read more...


Character: Larry Doby

It's My Turn 1980

Character: Himself - Guest

The Tim McCarver Show 2002