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Indians honor Larry Doby with a statue in Cleveland
THE FIVE CHILDREN of the late Larry Doby surround their fathers former teammate, Jim Mudcat Grant, following the ceremony for the unveiling of their fathers statue which stands outside of Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, last Saturday. - photo by Photo courtesy of Dan Mendlik/Cleveland Indians
Having already been honored with statues in his hometown of Camden and in Paterson, N.J., the late Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby was honored last Saturday with a statue which will stand outside the Cleveland Indians’ home stadium, Progressive Field. Doby broke the American League’s color barrier when he was signed by and played his first game for the Indians on July 5, 1947. His arrival came 81 days after Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League.