65th Anniversary of Larry Doby’s Integration


As the Cleveland Indians celebrate the 65th anniversary of Larry Doby’s integration into the American League, the city of Cleveland announces the commemoration of Eagle Ave. as Larry Doby Way. The unveiling of the street sign will take place following tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Larry Doby, Jr., and Larry Doby’s daughters, Christina Fearrington and Nicole Frasier will be in attendance. Doby’s former teammate, Jim “Mudcat” Grant and Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman will also take part in the ceremony. Larry Doby, Jr. and Grant will attend the Indians front office diversity breakfast. Larry Doby’s family and Grant spent two hours talking to fans at the Baseball Heritage Museum, discussing Larry Doby’s integration and answering fans’ questions. Below is a transcript of pieces of Grant’s talk.

The kids had a thing back then about Jackie Robinson. It was, ‘I’m J.R. I am Robinson.’ For some reason, when Larry…

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