Sunday, March 3, 2013

Larry Doby


On this date in 1998, Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League is elected to the Hall of Fame.

"To say I had it easy because of him (Jackie Robinson) is silly. I came in eleven weeks after he did. Eleven weeks did not alter the course of race relations in this country. Jackie and I went through a lot of the same things."

2 comments:

Arno said...

Great quote.

Kevin Wolff said...

Unfortunately a somwhat forgotten player.