Sunday, July 8, 2012

2012 Larry Doby honored

Larry Doby (1923-2003)
July 5, 1947 a few months after Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier, Larry Doby made his debut for the American League Cleveland Indians. Doby would go on to appear in seven All-Star games and finish second in the 1954 American League MVP voting.

  • 1998 inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1994 the Indians retired Doby's #14 
  • 2007 the Indians again honored Doby on August 10, 2007 as Larry Doby Day..
  • 2010 inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame
  • 2012 Indians rename Eagle Ave next to the Indians' Progressive Field as Larry Doby Way

Starting his career with the Newark Eagles 1942-1943, 1946, he would move on to the Indians from 1947-1955, 1958, Chicago White Sox 1956-1957, 1959, Detroit Tigers 1959 and finally in Japan with the Chunichi Dragons in 1962. Doby would also manage the Chicago White Sox in 1978 (becoming the second black manager in the Major Leagues following Frank Robinson)...

July 20, 2012 Cooperstown, NY - the USPS will honor Doby along with Joe DiMaggio, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams, four players who captured the imagination of the public for their exploits on and off the playing field. The stamps were designed by Kadir Nelson and based on historic photographs of each of the men.