Los Angeles Times

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.AP
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