CLEVELAND — Outfielder Larry Doby was the first African-American to play in the American League when he joined the Indians in 1947, months after Jackie Robinson joined the National League.
Seventy years later, another Doby will be at center field at the Tribe’s ballpark. Larry Doby, Jr. has been a rigger on Billy Joel’s crew for the last 22 years and is among the crew members working to turn Progressive Field into a concert venue for Joel’s sold out show Friday night. He makes sure lighting, audio and video equipment are all hung properly. – Fox 8 Cleveland
Crew member Larry Doby, Jr. in the audience at Billy Joel’s concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on March 15, 2016.
Former Cleveland Indians outfielder and first African-American to play in the American League, Larry Doby.