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Giving Larry Doby his due
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By 1955, Larry Doby was no longer a novelty; a man’s whose skin color separated him from the other players playing alongside him with the Cleveland Indians. Eight years earlier, the Camden native broke the American League’s color barrier in becoming the first man of African-American ancestry to play in baseball’s junior circuit. Doby’s arrival for a July 5, 1947 game against the Chicago White Sox, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, came 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson became the first black player to play in a Major League Baseball game when he took the field for the National League’s Brooklyn Dodgers.