Tribe asks permission to honor AL trailblazer Doby
CLEVELAND -- Jackie Robinson's 42 isn't the only number with special meaning to the Cleveland Indians.
Less than three months after Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larry Doby made his debut for the Indians, becoming the AL's first black player.
Doby played 10 seasons for Cleveland, and the Hall of Famer's No. 14 was retired by the team on July 3, 1994 -- 47 years after he was signed by owner Bill Veeck.
Now that baseball ...
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