ONE MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY
Larry Doby was born in SC. He was a terrific basketball player in high school,
earning a scholarship to Long Island University.
Larry Doby: The First World Champion, less than three months after Robinson’s major
league debut, Larry Doby became the first African American to play in the American
League. Larry Doby appeared as a seventh-inning pinch hitter for the Cleveland Indians
against the Chicago White Sox only three hours after signing his contract on July 5, 1947.
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