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Larry Doby (1923–2003)

Larry Doby, the 7-time All-Star and 2-time American League home run leader, became the first African American to play in the A.L. when he made his debut on July 5, 1947. Doby's first appearance occurred less than three months after Jackie Robinson had become the first African American major leaguer in the 20th Century when he debuted with the ... See full bio »

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The Kid from Cleveland Larry Doby - Cleveland Indians
(1949)
It's My Turn Larry Doby
(1980)
1948 World Series Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder / Self - Cleveland Indians Right Fielder
(1948)
1954 World Series Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
(1954)

Filmography

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 1980 It's My Turn
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 1949 The Kid from Cleveland
Larry Doby - Cleveland Indians
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 2005 ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Best Owners (2005) ... Self
 2003 The Tim McCarver Show (TV Series)
Self - Guest
 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Jimmy Piersall (2000) ... Self
- Bill Veeck (2000) ... Self
 1997 1997 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Self - Ceremonial First Pitch / AL Honorary Captain
 1954 1954 World Series (TV Mini-Series)
Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
- Game 4 (1954) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
- Game 3 (1954) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
- Game 2 (1954) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
- Game 1 (1954) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
 1954 1954 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Self - AL Outfielder
 1953 1953 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Self - AL Outfielder
 1951 1951 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Self - AL Outfielder
 1950 1950 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Self - AL Center Fielder
 1949 1949 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Self - AL Outfielder
 1948 1948 World Series (TV Series)
Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder / Self - Cleveland Indians Right Fielder
- Game 6 (1948) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Right Fielder
- Game 5 (1948) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
- Game 4 (1948) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
- Game 3 (1948) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
- Game 2 (1948) ... Self - Cleveland Indians Center Fielder
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 2007 Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 2006 DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Self
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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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The only difference [was] that Jackie Robinson got all of the publicity. You didn't hear much about what I was going through because the media didn't want to repeat the same story. See more »

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Sagittarius

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