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Encyclopedia > Larry Doby
Larry Doby
Outfielder
Born: December 13, 1923
Died: June 18, 2003 (aged 79)
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 5, 1947
for the Cleveland Indians
Final game
June 26, 1959
for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average     .283
Home runs     253
RBI     970
Teams

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As Manager Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ...

Career highlights and awards
  • First African American in the American League
  • All-star from 1949-1955
  • Led AL in Home runs in 1952 with 32 and 1954 with 32
  • Led AL in RBI's in 1954 with 126
  • Led AL in runs in 1952 with 104
  • Led AL in On-base % in 1950 with .442
  • Led AL in Slugging % in 1952 with .541
  • Led AL in OPS in 1950 with .986
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1998
Election Method     Veteran's Committee

Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby (December 13, 1923June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams, Western of Keokuk, Iowa The Negro Leagues were American professional baseball leagues comprising predominantly African-American teams. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


A native of Camden, South Carolina, he was the second black player to play in the modern major leagues and the first to do so in the American League. A center fielder, Doby appeared in seven All-Star games and finished second in the 1954 American League MVP voting. Appointed manager of the White Sox in 1978, Doby was the second African-American to lead a Major League club. He was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 by the Hall's Veterans Committee. He is one of five Hall-of-Famers to have grown up in New Jersey, though he was born elsewhere. Camden is a city located in Kershaw County, South Carolina. ... The baseball color line was the policy, unwritten for nearly its entire duration, which excluded African American baseball players from organized baseball in the United States before 1946. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...


A local star athlete from Paterson, New Jersey, Doby joined the Newark Eagles in the Negro Leagues at the age of 17, in 1942, starring as a second baseman. At that time he played under the name Larry Walker to protect his amateur status. His career in Newark was interrupted for two years for service in the Navy. He then rejoined the Eagles in 1946. Along with his partner, fellow Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, Doby led the team to the Negro League Championship. View of Paterson New Jersey 1880. ... The Newark Eagles were a professional Negro League baseball team that played in the second Negro National League from 1936 to 1948. ... The second Negro National League was established in 1933, two years after the first Negro National League had disbanded. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... USN redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... Montford Merrill Monte Irvin (born February 25, 1919 in Columbia, Alabama) is a former outfielder and right-handed batter in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who played with the Newark Eagles (1938-42, 46-48), New York Giants (1949-55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). ...


Doby was signed by the Cleveland Indians by their owner Bill Veeck in 1947, eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League. In his rookie season, Doby hit 5-for-32 in 29 games. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium... William Louis Veeck Jr. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... For the basketball player, see Jackie Robinson (basketball). ... The Rex Theatre for Colored People, Leland, Mississippi, June 1937 Racial segregation is characterized by separation of people of different races in daily life when both are doing equal tasks, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ...


During the 1997 season, when the long-departed Jackie Robinson's number 42 was being retired throughout baseball, and the still-living Larry Doby was being virtually ignored by the media, an editorial in Sports Illustrated pointed out that Doby had to suffer the same indignities that Robinson did, and with nowhere near the media attention and implicit support. The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


More pointedly, in The Great American Baseball Card Book, the writers included a picture of Doby's baseball card and said that being the second black ballplayer was, in the minds of the press, akin to being "the second man to invent the telephone."


In 1948, Doby became an important piece of Cleveland's World Series victory. He also helped the Indians to win 111 games and the American League pennant in 1954. The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... A pennant is usually a narrow tapering flag most commonly flown by ships at sea. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ...


At the end of the 1955 season, Doby was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby. He returned to Cleveland in 1958 for a short period of time, finishing his majors' career in 1959 with the White Sox (again hired by Bill Veeck) after a brief stint with the Detroit Tigers. The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chico with the White Sox Alfonso Carrasquel Colón (born January 23, 1928 in Caracas, Venezuela), best known as Chico Carrasquel, was a Major League Baseball player. ... James Franklin Busby (January 8, 1927 - July 8, 1996) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Chicago White Sox (1950-52, 1955), Washington Senators (1952-55), Cleveland Indians (1956-57), Baltimore Orioles (1957-58, 1960-61), Boston Red Sox (1959-60) and Houston... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett...


Doby was a .283 career hitter with 253 home runs and 970 RBI in 1,533 games. He hit at least 20 homers in each season from 1949-56, leading the league in 1952 (32) and 1954 (32), and appearing between the top ten leaders in seven seasons (1949, 1951-56). He hit for the cycle (1952), and also led the league in runs in 1952 (104), RBI in 1954 (126), on base percentage in 1950 (.442), slugging average in 1952 (.541), and OPS in 1950 (.986). Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... Barry Bonds holds the MLB record for highest slugging average in a season (.863). ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ...


In 1962, Doby became the third American to play professional baseball in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league, after Wally Kaname Yonamine and Don Newcombe. After retiring, he managed the White Sox in 1978. In a coincidental parallel, Doby was also the second black manager in the major leagues, after Frank Robinson had become the manager of Cleveland in 1975. Once again, it was Veeck who hired Doby. The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Wallace Kaname Yonamine (与那嶺 要, born June 24, 1929), also known as Wally Yonamine, is a former multi-sport American athlete who played in the National Football League and Japanese League Baseball. ... Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926 in Madison, New Jersey), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher and left-handed batter who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949-51 and 1954-58), Cincinnati Reds (1958-60) and Cleveland Indians (1960). ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


Doby threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at Jacobs Field. It was an appropriate choice, as the 1997 baseball season marked the fiftieth anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. The ceremonial first pitch is longstanding ritual of American baseball. ... Date July 8, 1997 Venue Jacobs Field City Cleveland, Ohio Managers National - Bobby Cox (ATL) American - Joe Torre (NYY) MVP Sandy Alomar, Jr. ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... For the basketball player, see Jackie Robinson (basketball). ...


Larry Doby died on June 18, 2003, in Montclair, New Jersey, at age 79. When Doby died, President George W. Bush made the following statement: Map of Montclair Township in Essex County Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...

"Larry Doby was a good and honorable man, and a tremendous athlete and manager. He had a profound influence on the game of baseball, and he will be missed. As the first African American player in the American League, he helped lead the Cleveland Indians to their last World Series title in 1948, became a nine-time All-Star and was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. Laura joins me in sending our condolences to Larry's family during this difficult time." Statement of President George W. Bush, June 20, 2003

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On August 10, 2007, the Indians paid tribute to Doby on Larry Doby Day by collectively using his number (14) on their uniforms. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/06/20030620-1.html

See also

The baseball color line was the policy, unwritten for nearly its entire duration, which excluded African American baseball players from organized baseball in the United States before 1946. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams, Western of Keokuk, Iowa The Negro Leagues were American professional baseball leagues comprising predominantly African-American teams. ... The people below are some of the most famous who played Negro League baseball, beginning with its first organized structure in 1920 until 1948, after Major League Baseballs color line barring African American players had been broken. ... Below is a list of the first black players in Major League Baseball by team and chronological order. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the most home runs in a particular season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ...

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • baseballhalloffame.org – Hall of Fame biography page

  Results from FactBites:
 
Larry Doby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Doby was signed by the Cleveland Indians by their owner Bill Veeck in 1947, eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League.
At the end of the 1955 season, Doby was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby.
Larry Doby died in Montclair, New Jersey at age 79.
Larry Doby (1924-2003 (894 words)
Larry Doby, the first fl player in the American League and a Hall of Fame outfielder, died June 18th at his home in Montclair, NJ, with his son Larry Doby Jr at his side, after a long illness.
Doby hit at least 20 home runs in eight straight years, back in an era where home runs were not as common as they are now.
Larry Doby was director of community relations for the NBA's New Jersey Nets in the late 1970s and got involved in a number of inner-city youth programs.
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