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On July 5, 1947, Cleveland Indians centerfielder Larry Doby was the first American Leaguer to break the color barrier, nearly three months after Jackie Robinson did so in the National League. A year later, Doby’s home run in Game Four of the ’48 World Series made him the first black player to hit a home run in World Series history. 

On July 5, 1947, Cleveland Indians centerfielder Larry Doby was the first American Leaguer to break the color barrier, nearly three months after Jackie Robinson did so in the National League. A year later, Doby’s home run in Game Four of the ’48 World Series made him the first black player to hit a home run in World Series history. 

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