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Larry Doby

Age: 79

Hall of Fame baseball player who, in 1947, became the first black player in the American League. He joined the Cleveland Indians just 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson debuted as a Brooklyn Dodger. In his 13 seasons as a pro, Doby was an All-Star seven times.

Died: Montclair, N.J., June 18, 2003

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