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Speaking for League Park: Larry Doby Book Discussion
July 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for our July book discussion as we celebrate the life and achievements of Larry Doby.
July marks the 70th anniversary of Larry Doby’s debut with the Cleveland Indians as the first African-American player in American League history. Like Jackie Robinson, Doby was not only a pioneer in the integration of Major League Baseball in the 20th century, but also a great player who helped lead the Indians to two league championships (1948 and 1954) and the last World Series title (1948) for the franchise to date. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.
The books Larry Doby: The Struggle of the American League’s First Black Player by Joseph Thomas Moore and Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League by Douglas M. Branson provide insights into Doby’s life and career.
Reservations appreciated but not necessary. Register here
Copies available at local libraries. Or visit Macs Books on Coventry, mention the Museum and receive 20% off your copy. The discussion is free and open to the public, and is made possible, in part,by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC).