74 years since Larry Doby broke the American League color barrier

Pinch Hitters

Chicago White Sox outfielder Larry Doby wears protective head gear and a glove as he takes a cut at the ball during Cleveland Indians-Chicago White Sox doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago, May 27, 1956. The head gear resembles a football helmet minus the top section and affords protection from stray pitches. Plagued by a hand infection, Doby wears a rubber glove to prevent irritation from dirt and resin. Sox won the opener, 5-4, in 15 innings, but dropped the nightcap, 4-2. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)

Author Luke Epplin joins Jon Hansen, in for Chicago’s Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand, to talk about Larry Doby and how he broke the American League color barrier with the Cleveland Indians at Comiskey Park. Check out Luke’s book on the topic, “The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball.”

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