Remembering Larry Doby

Larry Doby
Larry Doby broke the American League color barrier 68 years ago today in Chicago, where the Cleveland Indians were in town to play the White Sox. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I was a White Sox fan. Larry spent some time on the White Sox. I remember one game, I think in 1956 or 1957, when he hit two Home Runs against the Red So, helping my favorite player in those days, Billy Pierce, get the win. I got to know Larry in 1974, after I was traded by the Yankees the Indians, where Larry was the First Base coach. He was a Hall of Famer on and off the field – a wonderful man, nice, charming, and always helpful to his players. I was very fortunate to have him in my life, and I miss him.

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