By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Bill honoring Larry Doby being introduced in Washington
Lawmakers seeking to award the Congressional Gold Medal to late Camden native, Hall of Famer
LARRY DOBY ADDRESSES the crowd at the courthouse steps as part of Larry Doby Day festivities in his hometown of Camden in 1997. - photo by Tom Didato
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill has been introduced to honor Camden native and 1998 National Baseball Hall of Fame enshrinee Larry Doby, who on July 5, 1947 broke the American League’s color barrier by playing for the Cleveland Indians, with the Congressional Gold Medal. U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), along with U.S. Reps.