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Historic Baseball Player 2nd player in Professional Baseball History behind Jackie Robinson - Autograph Postcard Signed by Larry Doby Cleveland Indians COA - Historic Item Certified Autograph Beckett ... RARE Item from estate liquidation sale - Good Condition, normal wear - wonderful collectible

In July 1947—three months after Jackie Robinson made history with the Brooklyn Dodgers—Doby broke the MLB color barrier in the American League when he signed a contract to play with Bill Veeck's Cleveland Indians. Doby was the first player to go directly to the majors from the Negro leagues. A seven-time All-Star center fielder, Doby and teammate Satchel Paige were the first African-American players to win a World Series championship when the Indians took the crown in 1948.

Dody helped the Indians win 111 games (second-best in MLB history at the time) and the AL pennant in 1954, finished second in the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award voting and was the AL's RBI leader and home run champion. He went on to play for the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, and Chunichi Dragons before his retirement as a player in 1962.

Baseball History Signed by Larry Doby Cleveland COA

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