Larry Doby

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Birthday
13, 1923
Birthplace
Camden, SC
Death Date
Jun 18, 2003 (79)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1923
Birthplace
Camden, SC
Death Date
Jun 18, 2003 (79)

About

Became the first black player to ever play in the American League in 1947 when he joined the Cleveland Indians; played a total of 13 years in the AL.

Before Fame

He was a terrific basketball player in high school, earning a scholarship to Long Island University.

Trivia

He managed the Chicago White Sox in 1978, becoming the second African American ever to manage a major league baseball team.

Family Life

He had five children with his wife Helyn.

Associated With

He broke into the majors with the Cleveland Indians under manager Lou Boudreau.