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More than 300 mourners attend memorial

Updated: June 26, 2003, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Friends, family and fellow Hall of Famers gathered Monday to remember Larry Doby, 56 years after he became the American League's first black player.

Doby died last Wednesday at his home in Montclair after a long illness. He broke the AL's color barrier when he joined the Cleveland Indians on July 5, 1947, 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League.

“ When we celebrate Larry, we celebrate ...

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