Baseball pioneer Larry Doby was a batting coach in Montreal

*I thought I would re-run this blog entry on baseball pioneer Larry Doby that I wrote back when I started Cooperstowners in Canada. Not many people read it at the time, but I believe Doby’s story is worth another look.* Like Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League, alsoContinue reading “Baseball pioneer Larry Doby was a batting coach in Montreal”

Baseball pioneer Larry Doby was a batting coach in Montreal

Like Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the American League, also enjoyed a tenure in Montreal. His stint in Canada, however, came 23 years after he originally expected it. As Jackie Robinson was starring for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate Montreal Royals in 1946, Doby was tearing it up with the NewarkContinue reading “Baseball pioneer Larry Doby was a batting coach in Montreal”