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Larry DOBY


A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: The former batting star of the Newark Eagles and pride of New Jersey is now making headlines as a star outfielder for the Cleveland Indians. Doby bid a superb farewell to Newark when he blasted a home run in his last game for the Eagles, after which he received several gifts from the appreciative fans. There were questions about where the Indians would play Doby, seeing as how his primary position of second base was held down by Flash Gordon. The Indians shook up the scorecard by inserting Larry at first base initially, before assigning the athletic ballplayer to a station in the outfield.


Birth Date: December 13, 1923
Birth Location: Camden, SC
Death Date: June 18, 2003
Death Location: Montclair NJ, USA
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: July 5, 1947
Final Game Date: July 26, 1959
Years Played: 14
Games Played: 1,533
At Bats: 5,348
Runs: 960
Hits: 1,515
Doubles: 243
Triples: 52
Home Runs: 253
RBIs: 970
Stolen Bases: 47
Base on Balls: 871
Batting Average: 0.283
Position: Center Fielder

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