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Larry Doby

  • Original Name Lawrence Eugene
  • Birth 13 Dec 1924 Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 18 Jun 2003 Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 7595418

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Andrew Bollinger
  • Added: 18 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7595418
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Larry Doby (13 Dec 1924–18 Jun 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7595418, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.