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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:51 PM

Former Cleveland Indian Larry Doby to receive posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to give a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to former Cleveland Indian Larry Doby, the second African American to join a major league baseball team, and the first to play in the American League.

Because the measure to honor Doby for his role integrating professional baseball passed the U.S. House of Representatives this summer, it now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

“Larry Doby seldom receives credit for his role in integrating all of professional baseball and it’s past time to honor his contributions to both civil rights and America’s game,” said a statement from Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, whose Washington, D.C. office displays a replica of the Doby statue at Progressive Field. “Doby’s heroism surpasses his remarkable skill – he overcame discrimination and hostility to break barriers, leading Cleveland to victory and moving our country in the right direction.”


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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:12 PM

1. It's about time ...

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