Monday, April 19, 2021

HOF Larry Doby

In 1998, the Veterans Committee elected Larry Doby into the Hall of Fame. Doby had a 14 year career in which he played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers. He broke into the Major Leagues in 1947, the same year as Jackie Robinson. He was the second black player to play in the Major Leagues and the first to do so in the American League. 

Doby was a seven time All-Star and was on the 1948 World Series winning team which saw his Indians beat the Boston Braves. 

His final Topps card: 


Larry Doby earned MVP votes in three seasons, finishing second behind Yogi Berra in 1954. 

New Series! Players I like on each squad. This might be harder than that the players I dislike! We'll do it in reverse order to my most disliked players! So, here is the NL West...

Arizona Diamondbacks: Kole Calhoun
Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon
San Diego Padres: Joe Musgrove 
San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey
Los Angeles Dodgers: AJ Pollock 

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4 comments:

  1. Oh, switching it up. I like your Padres and Giants choices and would probably pick the same. I'm looking forward to your NL Central list.

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  2. I think it's easier for me to focus on players I like...

    Diamondbacks - Vogt
    Rockies - Blackmon
    Padres - Tatis
    Giants - Posey
    Dodgers - Kershaw

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  3. Dodgers for me is Joe Kelly for the excellent Astros trolling last year.

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  4. Great card. I don't think I realized Doby had so much power.

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