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City Of Cleveland, Indians Naming 'Larry Doby Way'

The Indians and the City of Cleveland will be honoring the 65th anniversary of Larry Doby becoming the first African-American player in the American League by naming a street after him -- Larry Doby Way. An image of the new street sign which will be placed on Eagle Avenue behind Progressive Field is circulating. Doby, of course, is honored throughout the Indians' ballpark and this is just another salute to commemorate the anniversary of his integrating the American League. Eagle Avenue runs just beyond the left field bleachers from East 9th to Ontario and has had many informal fan honorifics since the dawn of Jacobs Field, most notably "Albert's Alley." However, it will now be known as Larry Doby Way. An image of the new street sign, which has a graphic of Doby at the plate, after the jump:

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.