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December 13: Baseball Hero Larry Doby was born,
By Sentinel News Service
Published December 13, 2021

Larry Doby Jr. on his dad, Larry Doby Sr., the first black player in the American League says: “He knew that if he were successful, it would open doors for others to come after him.” For the record Larry Doby Sr. played in the majors for 13-years and won Hall of Fame Honors. Incidentally Ernie Banks played in the majors for 19-years and never put a foot in a Hall of Fame game. Gene Baker became the Cubs first two black players at the same time.

 

December 13: Baseball Hero Larry Doby was born,

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