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Larry Doby

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    CLEVELAND - 1951. Larry Doby, Cleveland Indians left fielder poses before a game at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland in 1951. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
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    TAMPA - MARCH, 1957. Outfielder Larry Doby of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait at their spring training facility at Tampa, Florida in March of 1957. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
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    8 Jul 1997: Larry Doby throws the first pitch to start the All-Star Game at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Allsport)
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    COOPERSTOWN, UNITED STATES: Don Sutton (R), the pitcher who won 324 games and struck out 3,574 batters in his 23-year major league career, talks with Larry Doby (L), the second African-American to play in the major leagues and first in the American League when he played for the Cleveland Indians, before their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Cooperstown, NY 26 July. (Photo by HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    COOPERSTOWN, UNITED STATES: Don Sutton (C), the pitcher who won 324 games and struck out 3,574 batters in his 23-year major league career, Larry Doby (R), the second African-American to play in the major leagues and the first in the American League, and Lee McPhail Jr., a front office executive for 45 years, hold their plaques after their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Cooperstown, NY 26 July. (Photo by HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 5: Former Cleveland Indians baseball great and the first African-American player in the American League, Larry Doby, speaks to the fans during a ceremony in his honor before the Indians played the Kansas City Royals, 05 July, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Doby's first major league game with the Indians was fifty years ago 05 July 1947. Doby and baseball legend Frank Robinson were named honory captains for the American and National League All-Star teams. Doby will throw out the first ceremonial pitch. (Photo by KIMBERLY BARTH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 19: Cleveland Indians' short stop Omar Vizquel (R) presents a signed 1998 Cleveland Indians team ball and jersey to 1948 Indians' outfielder Larry Doby (C) during the Indians 1948 commemorative weekend 19 June at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. The Indians will be celebrating the 1948 World Series Champions 50th anniversary all weekend long. At left is 1948 right-handed pitcher Bob Lemon. (Photo by ANTHONY ONCHAK/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Manager Bob Lemon and Larry Doby of the Chicago White Sox. Doby replaced Lemon as manager in 1978. (Photo by Tony Tomsic/WireImage)