Indians to honor Larry Doby

Updated: July 5, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians are commemorating the 65th anniversary of Larry Doby breaking the AL's color barrier by renaming a street in honor of the Hall of Famer.

The team will unveil street signs on Larry Doby Way -- formerly known as Eagle Ave. -- which runs adjacent to Progressive Field, after Friday's game against Tampa Bay. Members of Doby's family will be on hand for the postgame ceremony, along with Jim "Mudcat" Grant, one of Doby's teammates in Cleveland.

Also, the U.S. Postal Service is dedicating a stamp for Doby, who signed with the Indians in 1947.

Doby helped lead the Indians to a World Series title in 1948 -- their last championship. A six-time All-Star, Doby was inducted in Cooperstown in 1998. He died in 2003 at age 79.


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