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Larry Doby exhibit to open at archives Monday
New postage stamp to be unveiled here July 26
A stamp featuring the likeness of Camden native and Baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby will be officially unveiled by the United States Postal Service July 20 in Cooperstown, N.Y. Doby, along with fellow Hall of Fame members Joe DiMaggio, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams, are included in the set. The Doby stamp will be unveiled in Camden at a ceremony at the Archives on Thursday, July 26.
Larry Doby was never one who craved the spotlight whether on the baseball field or, in his day-to-day life. So, if he were alive today, the Camden native and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame would probably shrug his shoulders and wonder why all this fuss was being made over him. Beginning on Monday and continuing through December 31 of this year, the Camden Archives and Museum will present an exhibit showcasing the life and career of the player who, on July 5, 1947, broke the American League’s color barrier when he played his first game for the Cleveland Indians.