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Shrining Moment

Associated Press

Five new members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, to be enshrined today:

* DON SUTTON (1945-): Career record of 324-256, tied with Nolan Ryan for 12th place on the career victory list. Struck out 3,574, ranking fifth. Pitched 58 shutouts. Was a career-best 21-10 in 1976. Twice went 19-9.

* LARRY DOBY (1924-): First black player in American League and the second black major league manager. Made major league debut July 5, 1947, for Cleveland Indians, only 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier. Batted .283 with 253 home runs and 969 RBIs.

* LEE MacPHAIL (1917-): Part of a four-generation baseball family. His father, Larry, was president of the Yankees and Dodgers. Had three sons involved in the game including Andy, president of the Cubs. His grandson, Lee IV, is scouting director for the Indians. Larry and Lee are the first father-son tandem in the Hall of Fame. Only other family with two members in the Hall: former Pittsburgh outfielders Paul and Lloyd Waner.

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* “BULLET” JOE ROGAN (1889-1967): A star pitcher and hitter in the Negro leagues from 1920-38. . . . Developed skills in the Army, was discovered by Casey Stengel in 1918 while playing for a black cavalry team. . . . Led Kansas City Monarchs to Negro National League titles in 1923-25 and 1929. Also managed Monarchs from 1926 until end of career.

* “GORGEOUS” GEORGE DAVIS (1870-1940): Played from 1890-1909 for the White Sox and NL teams in Cleveland and New York. . . . Batted .297 with 2,668 hits and 1,435 RBIs. . . . Ranks in the top 100 in games, at-bats, steals, hits, RBIs and runs.


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