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Moore brought Dobys story to life in his book
Author of Pride Against Prejudice returns to Camden in advance of Doby stamp celebration
Doby Talk
JOSEPH THOMAS MOORE RESPONDS to a question during his talk on his Larry Doby biography which he presented in Camden on July 8. The book has since been turned into a movie which, occasionally, airs on Showtime. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Eleven lines on a plaque are hardly enough to tell the entire Larry Doby story.When the Camden native was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig read the following inscription which would be on Doby’s plaque as it was placed alongside the greatest players who ever laced up a pair of spikes.“Exceptional athletic prowess and a staunch constitution led to a successful playing career after integrating the American League in 1947. A seven-time All-Star who batted .283 with 253 home runs and 970 RBI in 13 major league seasons. The power-hitting center fielder paced the A.L. in home runs twice and collected 100 RBI five times, while leading the Indians to pennants in 1948 and 1954.