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Full Name: Lawrence Eugene Doby Primary Position: OF,CF
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/180 First Game: July 5, 1947
Birthdate: December 13, 1923 Final Game: July 26, 1959
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina MLB Experience: 13 years
Died: June 18, 2003
Deathplace: Montclair, New Jersey
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998


Biography

Larry Doby (Lawrence Eugene Doby) was born on December 13, 1923 in Camden, South Carolina. He made his Major League debut on July 5, 1947 for the Cleveland Indians. In 1948, his rookie year, he hit .301 with 14 home runs and 66 RBI. Doby played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 13 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Larry Doby's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1954, when he slugged 32 home runs and knocked in 126 runs. However, others believe that it was 1950, when he slugged 25 home runs, hit for a .326 average and knocked in 102 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1947 CLE A 29 32 3 5 0 2 .156 .182 .188 1 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 2
1948 CLE A 121 439 83 132 14 66 .301 .384 .490 23 9 54 77 5 2 9 0 8
1949 CLE A 147 547 106 153 24 85 .280 .389 .468 25 3 91 90 7 5 10 0 14
1950 CLE A 142 503 110 164 25 102 .326 .442 .545 25 5 98 71 6 2 8 0 9
1951 CLE A 134 447 84 132 20 69 .295 .428 .512 27 5 101 81 3 0 4 0 10
1952 CLE A 140 519 104 143 32 104 .276 .383 .541 26 8 90 111 0 2 5 0 6
1953 CLE A 149 513 92 135 29 102 .263 .385 .487 18 5 96 121 6 2 3 0 7
1954 CLE A 153 577 94 157 32 126 .272 .364 .484 18 4 85 94 3 1 3 0 7
1955 CLE A 131 491 91 143 26 75 .291 .369 .505 17 5 61 100 2 2 2 8 6
1956 CHI A 140 504 89 135 24 102 .268 .392 .466 22 3 102 105 4 4 0 6 7
1957 CHI A 119 416 57 120 14 79 .288 .373 .464 27 2 56 79 2 0 2 3 13
1958 CLE A 89 247 41 70 13 45 .283 .348 .490 10 1 26 49 0 0 0 2 7
1959 DET A 18 55 5 12 0 4 .218 .313 .309 3 1 8 9 0 0 0 0 0
1959 CHI A 21 58 1 14 0 9 .241 .267 .293 1 1 2 13 0 0 1 0 1
1959 TOT A 39 113 6 26 0 13 .230 .290 .301 4 2 10 22 0 0 1 0 1
Total 1533 5348 960 1515 253 970 .283 .386 .490 243 52 871 1011 38 20 47 19 97

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1947 CLE A 1B 1 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1947 CLE A 2B 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1947 CLE A SS 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1948 CLE A OF 114 0 0 287 12 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1949 CLE A OF 147 0 0 355 7 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1950 CLE A OF 140 0 0 367 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1951 CLE A OF 132 0 0 321 12 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1952 CLE A OF 136 0 0 398 11 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1953 CLE A OF 146 0 0 354 10 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1954 CLE A OF 153 0 0 411 14 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1955 CLE A OF 129 0 0 313 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1956 CHI A OF 137 0 0 371 4 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1957 CHI A OF 110 109 948 255 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1957 CHI A CF 110 109 948 253 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1958 CLE A OF 68 64 518.2 141 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1958 CLE A RF 1 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1958 CLE A CF 60 57 466.2 129 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1958 CLE A LF 9 7 51.2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1959 DET A RF 5 5 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1959 DET A OF 16 16 125.2 23 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1959 DET A LF 11 11 92.2 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1959 CHI A RF 10 10 82 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1959 CHI A LF 2 0 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1959 CHI A CF 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 CHI A OF 12 10 94 20 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1959 CHI A 1B 2 2 16 13 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1959 TOT A OF 28 26 219.2 43 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1959 TOT A RF 15 15 115 21 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1959 TOT A LF 13 11 102.2 19 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .952
Total CF 172 166 1416.2 382 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total RF 16 15 115.1 22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .958
Total 1B 3 2 16 21 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .957
Total LF 22 18 154.1 31 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .970
Total SS 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 1440 199 1686.1 3616 88 63 26 0 0 0 0 0 .983

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Cleveland Indians (July 2, 1947).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Jim Busby and Chico Carrasquel (October 25, 1955).
  • Traded by Chicago White Sox with Jim Marshall, Russ Heman and Jack Harshman to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Tito Francona, Ray Moore and Billy Goodman (December 3, 1957).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles with Don Ferrarese to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Gene Woodling, Dick Williams and Bud Daley (April 1, 1958).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Tito Francona (March 21, 1959).
  • Sold by Detroit Tigers to Chicago White Sox for $30000 (May 13, 1959).

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