Larry Doby Jr.

Larry Doby Jr.

Larry Doby, Jr., the son of the first black baseball player to play in the American League, stands next to a commemorative U.S. postage stamp in honor of his father, Larry Doby, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Paterson, N.J. The South Carolina-born Doby attended Eastside High School in Paterson, where he earned 11 varsity letters in several different sports. The Hall of Famer began his professional baseball career with the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League. After serving in World War II, Doby returned to the Eagles before joining the Cleveland Indians in 1947. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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