Larry Doby Stats

Larry Doby was born on Thursday, December 13, 1923, in Camden, South Carolina. Doby was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 5, 1947, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Larry Doby baseball stats page.

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"Lawrence, you are going to be part of history." - Indians' owner Bill Veeck "Part of history? I have no notions about that. I just want to play baseball." - Larry Doby in Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League (University of Nebraska Press, The Shadow Cast by Rickey and Robinson , April 1, 2016)

Larry Doby

Larry Doby Autograph on a 1990 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#20 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1990pac02' title='1990 Pacific Legends Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Larry Doby Autograph on a 1990 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#20 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
Nickname:
Larry
Born On:
12-13-1923  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Camden, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-18-2003 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Montclair, New Jersey
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Eastside High School (Paterson, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
07-05-1947 (Age 23)
Last Game:
06-26-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Larry Doby Pitching Stats

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Larry Doby Hitting Stats

1947 24 Indians 29 32 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 - 11 0 - 0 2 .156 .182 .188
1948 25 Indians 121 439 83 132 23 9 14 1 66 54 - 77 2 - 5 8 .301 .384 .490
1949 26 Indians 147 547 106 153 25 3 24 0 85 91 - 90 5 - 7 14 .280 .389 .468
1950 27 Indians 142 503 110 164 25 5 25 2 102 98 - 71 2 - 6 9 .326 .442 .545
1951 28 Indians 134 447 84 132 27 5 20 0 69 101 - 81 0 - 3 10 .295 .428 .512
1952 29 Indians 140 519 104 143 26 8 32 0 104 90 - 111 2 - 0 6 .276 .383 .541
1953 30 Indians 149 513 92 135 18 5 29 1 102 96 - 121 2 - 6 7 .263 .385 .487
1954 31 Indians 153 577 94 157 18 4 32 0 126 85 - 94 1 9 3 7 .272 .364 .484
1955 32 Indians 131 491 91 143 17 5 26 0 75 61 8 100 2 4 2 6 .291 .369 .505
1956 33 White Sox 140 504 89 135 22 3 24 0 102 102 6 105 4 5 4 7 .268 .392 .466
1957 34 White Sox 119 416 57 120 27 2 14 1 79 56 3 79 0 3 2 13 .288 .373 .464
1958 35 Indians 89 247 41 70 10 1 13 0 45 26 2 49 0 3 0 7 .283 .348 .490
1959 36 Tigers 18 55 5 12 3 1 0 0 4 8 0 9 0 1 0 0 .218 .313 .309
1959 36 White Sox 21 58 1 14 1 1 0 0 9 2 0 13 0 0 0 1 .241 .267 .293
13 Years 1,533 5,348 960 1,515 243 52 253 5 970 871 19 1,011 20 25 38 97 .283 .386 .490

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Larry Doby Fielding Stats

1947 Indians 1B 1 1 27 8 8.0 8 8 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.00
1947 Indians 2B 4 0 42 4 1.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1947 Indians SS 1 0 15 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1948 Indians CF 70 68 1,728 2,197 31.4 2,192 2,188 4 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .998 34.25
1948 Indians RF 48 42 1,176 307 6.4 307 299 8 - 9 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.05
1949 Indians CF 117 112 2,997 2,292 19.6 2,285 2,280 5 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .997 20.59
1949 Indians RF 41 34 921 79 1.9 77 75 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.26
1950 Indians CF 140 136 3,570 374 2.7 369 367 2 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.79
1951 Indians CF 132 128 3,195 341 2.6 333 321 12 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.81
1952 Indians CF 136 136 3,669 415 3.1 409 398 11 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.01
1953 Indians CF 146 139 3,696 370 2.5 364 354 10 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.66
1954 Indians CF 153 153 4,062 427 2.8 425 411 14 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.82
1955 Indians CF 129 129 3,354 320 2.5 318 313 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.56
1956 White Sox CF 137 136 3,615 387 2.8 382 378 4 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.85
1957 White Sox CF 110 109 2,844 260 2.4 256 253 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.43
1958 Indians CF 60 57 1,398 134 2.2 134 129 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.59
1958 Indians LF 9 7 153 12 1.3 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1958 Indians RF 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1959 White Sox CF 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Tigers LF 11 11 276 16 1.5 15 14 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.47
1959 White Sox LF 2 0 30 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1959 White Sox RF 10 10 246 17 1.7 16 15 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.76
1959 Tigers RF 5 5 99 6 1.2 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1959 White Sox 1B 2 2 48 15 7.5 14 13 1 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .933 7.88
CF Totals 1,332 1,303 34,134 7,517 5.6 7,467 7,392 75 50 21 n/a n/a n/a .993 5.91
RF Totals 105 91 2,442 410 3.9 407 396 11 3 11 n/a n/a n/a .993 4.50
LF Totals 22 18 459 33 1.5 32 31 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.88
2B Totals 4 0 42 4 1.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1B Totals 3 3 75 23 7.7 22 21 1 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .957 7.92
SS Totals 1 0 15 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
13 Years 1,467 1,415 37,167 7,990 5.4 7,935 7,843 92 55 37 n/a n/a n/a .993 5.76

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Larry Doby Miscellaneous Stats

1947 Indians 0 0 .000 24 1 n/a 0.0 2.9 16.0 - - -
1948 Indians 9 9 .500 7 0 n/a 31.4 5.7 6.7 - - -
1949 Indians 10 9 .526 0 0 n/a 22.8 6.1 6.4 - - -
1950 Indians 8 6 .571 3 0 n/a 20.1 7.1 4.9 - - -
1951 Indians 4 1 .800 4 0 n/a 22.4 5.5 6.5 - - -
1952 Indians 5 2 .714 4 0 n/a 16.2 4.7 5.0 - - -
1953 Indians 3 2 .600 5 0 n/a 17.7 4.2 5.0 - - -
1954 Indians 3 1 .750 0 0 n/a 18.0 6.1 4.6 - - -
1955 Indians 2 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 18.9 4.9 6.5 - - -
1956 White Sox 0 1 .000 4 0 n/a 21.0 4.8 4.9 - - -
1957 White Sox 2 3 .400 10 0 n/a 29.7 5.3 5.3 - - -
1958 Indians 0 2 .000 23 1 n/a 19.0 5.0 5.5 - - -
1959 Tigers 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 6.1 13.8 - - -
1959 White Sox 1 0 1.000 8 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 6.4 - - -
13 Years 47 36 .566 96 2 n/a 21.1 5.3 5.5 - - -

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Larry Doby Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1947 Cleveland Indians 14 $5,000.00 - -
1948 Cleveland Indians 14 $5,000.00 - Stats
1949 Cleveland Indians 37 , 14 $5,500.00 Stats -
1950 Cleveland Indians 14 $6,000.00 Stats -
1951 Cleveland Indians 14 $9,000.00 Stats -
1952 Cleveland Indians 14 $14,000.00 Stats -
1953 Cleveland Indians 6 , 14 $12,000.00 Stats -
1954 Cleveland Indians 14 $25,000.00 Stats Stats
1955 Cleveland Indians 14 $30,000.00 Stats -
1956 Chicago White Sox 14 $34,000.00 - -
1957 Chicago White Sox 14 $36,000.00 - -
1958 Cleveland Indians 14 $22,000.00 - -
1959 Detroit Tigers 25 $36,000.00 - -
1959 Chicago White Sox 32 "     " - -
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Did you know that Larry Doby was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Doby was named one of the twenty-three outfielders.

Larry Doby hit 253 regular season home runs, of 112 different pitchers, in 10 different ballparks. In that set, 98 of those homers put his team ahead, 27 tied of them tied the game, 3 were walk-off shots. However, Doby is often remembered for his first postseason home run (which are not part of regular season stats), a third inning shot off Johnny Sain , during Game 4 of the 1948 World Series , the first home run hit by an African American during a Fall Classic .
Larry Doby Hall of Fame Plaque
Larry Doby | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1998 ( HOF )

In 1952, Larry Doby hit an American League leading thirty-two home runs, becoming the first left-handed home run champion for the Cleveland Indians . Do you know what Indian righty came before Doby? [ Answer ] Doby led the AL again in 1954, and through today, remains the only two-time home run leading left-handed slugger from Cleveland .

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