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SportSenate passes bill to posthumously honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby

01:30  09 december  2018
01:30  09 december  2018 Source:   ap.org

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to give trailblazing Cleveland Indian Larry Doby - the first black Larry Doby , first black in the American League, poses proudly in his Cleveland Indians uniform in the Because the measure to honor Doby for his role integrating professional baseball passed the.

Senate follows House in passing bill to honor pioneer Larry Doby . Republican Rep. Jim Renacci of Wadsworth helped gain House approval earlier. Larry Doby became the first black player in the American League, joining the Cleveland Indians less than three months after Jackie Robinson broke

Senate passes bill to posthumously honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby © The Associated Press FILE - This March 1951 file photo shows Cleveland Indians' Larry Doby. The Senate has passed legislation to honor former Doby with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage. The bill awaits GOP President Donald Trump’s signature. (AP Photo/file)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage of the bill, which awaits President Donald Trump's signature.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby Doby became the American League's first black player in July 1947, two months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball 's color line with the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby Doby became the American League's first black player in July 1947, two months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball 's color line with the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers.

Republican Rep. Jim Renacci (ruh-NAY'-see) of Wadsworth earlier helped gain House approval.

Doby became the American League's first black player in July 1947, two months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color line with the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby was a seven-time All-Star, leading the 1948 Indians to the world championship.

Born in Camden, South Carolina, Doby played high school sports in Paterson, New Jersey, and served in the Navy. He died in 2003.

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