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us: Doby, Larry


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1923
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2003
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Camden (S.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Montclair (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Cleveland Indians (Baseball team)
        • Organization: (naf) Chicago White Sox (Baseball team)
        • Organization: (naf) Detroit Tigers (Baseball team)
        • Organization: (naf) New Jersey Nets (Basketball team)
    • Organization

        (naf) Cleveland Indians (Baseball team)
    • Organization

        (naf) Chicago White Sox (Baseball team)
    • Organization

        (naf) Detroit Tigers (Baseball team)
    • Organization

        (naf) New Jersey Nets (Basketball team)
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Moore, J.T. Pride against prejudice, c1988: CIP t.p. (Larry Doby) galley (formerly, professional baseball player)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 14, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Doby, Larry; Lawrence Eugene Doby; Bubba Brooks; baseball player, athletic coach / manager, Hall of Fame athlete; born 1923 in Camden, South Carolina, United States; admitted to Long Island University on a basketball scholarship, transferred to Virginia Union; joined the U.S. Navy (1943); played baseball for the Newark Eagles; the first African American in the American League; had a distinguished thirteen-year career with the Indians and, briefly, the White Sox and Tigers; appointed as manager of the Chicago White Sox (1978); left baseball in 1979; moved into pro basketball, serving as director of community relations for the New Jersey Nets; honored at long last by the Baseball Hall of Fame (1998); died 2003 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States)
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