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Remembering Larry Doby

Dec. 13 marks the birthday of Larry Doby, who became the AL's first African American player when he debuted for Cleveland on July 5, 1947.

After beginning his career in the Negro Leagues, Doby was named to seven All-Star Games over 13 big league seasons and had his number 13 retired by the Indians in 1994. He was elected to the Hall of Fame four years later.

In 1948, the center fielder became the first African American player to homer in the World Series.