How Integration Came to the American League, in Cleveland’s Glory Days

Whether or not you care about baseball, you know the name Jackie Robinson. But even baseball fans of a certain age might not know Larry Doby, who made his major-league debut with the Cleveland Indians on July 5, 1947, integrating the American League just three months after Robinson had courageously done the same for the National League. Doby’s experience as the second Black player to break baseball’s 20th-century color barrier is one strand of Luke Epplin’s first book, “Our Team.” Epplin recounts the Indians’ seasons of 1947 and 1948 through the stories of four iconic figures: Doby; Satchel Paige, the Negro leagues pitching legend who joined the Indians in

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