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Charleston RiverDogs will pay tribute to Larry Doby with weekend activities
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CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS PRESIDENT Mike Veeck was the keynote speaker when the Larry Doby sports complex in Camden was dedicated in 2007.
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston RiverDogs will salute the United States Postal Service’s newest stamp and the history of the Negro Leagues during a special Larry Doby Heritage Weekend when the club hosts the Greenville Drive at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in a two-day celebration on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15.Billed as the “Larry Doby Heritage Weekend: A Tribute to African American Baseball History,” the RiverDogs’ salute coincides with a pregame ceremony that commemorates the Postal Service’s unveiling of the Larry Doby stamp. In addition to the unveiling, members of the 1955 Cannon Street All-Stars will be in attendance. As part of the weekend, a historical marker honoring the 1955 Cannon Street All-Star Team will be unveiled at a ceremony earlier in the day at noon at the Arthur Christopher Community Center, across from Burke High School“This should be a very exciting celebratory weekend,” said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols.