July 5, 1947 - Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians became the first black player in the American League, three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color line with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby, 22, who became a seven-time All-Star and Hall of Famer and twice led the league in home runs, pinch-hit and struck out in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. High-res

July 5, 1947 - Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians became the first black player in the American League, three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color line with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby, 22, who became a seven-time All-Star and Hall of Famer and twice led the league in home runs, pinch-hit and struck out in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park.