Baseball pioneer Larry Doby, June 18

Larry Doby, who joined Jackie Robinson in breaking down baseball's color barrier, died June 18 at his home in Montclair, N.J., after a long illness. Some baseball record books listed the Hall of Fame outfielder as being 78, others 79. A seven-time All-Star during a 13-year major league career, Doby became the American League's first African-American player when he joined the Cleveland Indians on July 5, 1947, just 11 weeks after Robinson became baseball's first African-American player when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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