Indians to unveil Larry Doby statue at Progressive Field
Larry Doby Statue on Saturday (Source: Cleveland Indians)
The Cleveland Indians will unveil the new Larry Doby statue on Saturday at 4:45 P.M. at Progressive Field's Right Field Gate.
Doby played for the Indians from 1947-1955 and was the first African-American to play in the American League, just months after Jackie Robinson debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Indians owner Paul Dolan, former teammate and friend Jim Grant and Son Larry Doby Jr. will all speak at the ceremony.
Doby also served in World War II and was elected to the Indians Hall of Fame in 1966 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. The Indians renamed Eagle Avenue to Larry Doby Way in his honor in 2012.
Doby's statue will be alongside Jim Thome and Bob Feller, outside the Right Field Gate. The Indians will provide a replica Doby statue to 12,500 fans.
Fans are encouraged to be in the area by 4:30 P.M.