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Larry Doby
Original name: Lawrence Eugene Doby
Birth: Dec. 13, 1924
Camden
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 2003
Montclair
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. First African American to play in the American League, joining the Cleveland Indians on July 5, 1947, just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Doby also became the second African American manager in baseball, taking over the Chicago White Sox in 1978 after being hired by Bill Veeck, the same owner who brought him into the league with the Indians. During his 13-year career Doby hit .283 with 253 home runs, 970 RBIs and 960 runs scored, while being elected to seven straight all-star games. He finished second in MVP voting in 1954 to Yogi Berra, hitting .272 with 32 home runs and 126 RBIs. Doby was elected into the Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee in 1998. (bio by: Andrew Bollinger) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Originally Created by: Andrew Bollinger
Record added: Jun 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7595418
Larry Doby
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Larry Doby
Added by: Andrew Bollinger
 
Larry Doby
Added by: Andrew Bollinger
 
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My Dad told me all about you, Mr. Doby. I was just a kid, but was happy that you were playing for the Chicago White Sox. Rest well and may God bless you always.
- K. Williams
 Added: Jan. 3, 2016
Happy Birthday, Mr.Doby. You were, are, and will always represent everything which is right with the national pastime. Thank you for the countless memories and moments, which you have and continue to provide for generations of fans, young and old. Most im...(Read more)
- Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 13, 2015
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- runawayuniverse
 Added: Dec. 13, 2015
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