On this date July 5, 1947 - Larry Doby pinch hit for the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago White Sox. The event made him the first black player to play in the American League.
In the first image, Larry Doby, first black in the American League, poses proudly in his Cleveland Indians uniform in the dugout in Comiskey Park in Chicago, Ill., on July 5, 1947. (AP Photo)
In the second image, Cleveland Indians, Larry Doby (Sporting News Archives)
In the third image, Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson and Cleveland Indians Larry Doby . (Sporting News Archives)
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