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U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Cleveland Indians present family of Larry Doby, the first Black to play baseball for the Indians and in the American League, a signed copy of the congressional medal legislation honoring Doby, legislation introduced by Brown and U.S. Senator Rob Portman, also of Ohio.... Doby was the second Black to break the color barrier in major league baseball behind Jackie Robinson, who played in the National League, Robinson the first Black to play major league baseball in the modern era...."Larry Doby seldom receives credit for his role in integrating all of professional baseball and its past time to honor his contributions to both Civil Rights and America's game," said Senator Brown, a Cleveland and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black

United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat Larry Doby and -CLEVELAND, Ohio- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat, joined the Cleveland Indians organization to present a signed copy of the Larry Doby Congressional Medal Act to the family of former Indian Larry Doby. Doby was the first African-American to go from the Negro National League to major league baseball and to play in the American League, effectively integrating all of professional baseball. He signed with the Cleveland Indians, the franchise then owned by Bill Veeck, in July 1947,  three months after  Jackie Robinson  made history by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League, Robinson the first African-American to play major league baseball in the modern era. The center-fielder was also the first-African-American to officially play major league baseball with the Cleveland Indians, the  baseball club now