This Day in History - Larry Doby Breaks AL Color Barrier

Larry Doby was signed by the Cleveland Indians 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and on July 5, 1947, he became the first African-American to play in an American League game.   

Check out the video below for a detailed look into Larry Doby, his struggles and his successes.   

  

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