Today in Tribe History: July 5, 1947

Striking out as a pinch hitter in a 6 – 5 loss to the White Sox, 22-year old Tribe outfielder Larry Doby becomes the first black player to appear in the American League. The former Newark Eagles standout will play in the major leagues for 13 years, amassing 1,515 hits, just three less than Jackie Robinson. Tomorrow, he will go 1 for 5 in his first full game.

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