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July 5, 1947 > Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians becomes the first African-American to play in an American League game. Over a 13-year career with the Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers, Doby will be named to the All-Star team seven times and lead the league in home runs twice. He will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998.