Larry Doby

Larry Doby's Death

Born (Birthday) December 13, 1923

Death Date June 18, 2003

Age of Death 79 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Place of Death Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Profession Baseball Player

The baseball player Larry Doby died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Became the first black player to ever play in the American League in 1947 when he joined the Cleveland Indians; played a total of 13 years in the AL.

He was a terrific basketball player in high school, earning a scholarship to Long Island University.

He managed the Chicago White Sox in 1978, becoming the second African American ever to manage a major league baseball team.

Personal Life

He had five children with his wife Helyn.

He broke into the majors with the Cleveland Indians under manager Lou Boudreau.

How did Larry Doby die?

On 19 July 2001 his wife Helyn died at age 76 after a six month struggle with cancer. Doby died of cancer at his home in Montclair, New Jersey less than two years later and was cremated. The couple had five children, Christina, Leslie, Larry Jr., Kimberly and Susan. Moore, Joseph Thomas.