Larry Doby Programs at the Baseball Heritage Museum

A month of programming celebrating the life and legacy of Larry Doby on the 70th anniversary of his becoming the second African American player in Major League baseball.

Cleveland, OH, June 27, 2017 --( The Baseball Heritage Museum, located at 6601 Lexington Ave, is pleased to announce a month of programming in celebration of the life and legacy of Larry Doby. On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby played his first game as a Cleveland Indian and became the second African American in Major League baseball, following Jackie Robinson by just 11 weeks. On July 1st at 10:30 am the Museum will offer “Like Being the Second Person to Invent the Telephone”: The Legacy of Larry Doby. On July 15 at 12 noon, the Museum will offer a book discussion on the books: "Larry Doby: The Struggle of the American League’s First Black Player" by Joseph Thomas Moore and "Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League" by Douglas M Branson. And on July 29th at 12 noon there will be a feature on “The Cactus League and the Integration of Spring Training.” All programs are free and open to the public and are made possible in part, through the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For details on the program visit the event listings at or call 216-789-1083.
Baseball Heritage Museum
Margaret Reardon