• Senate passes bill to honour baseball pioneer Larry Doby

    6 days ago - By National Post

    CLEVELAND - The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honour former Cleveland Indians centre-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal.
    Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage of the bill, which awaits President Donald Trump's signature.
    Republican Rep. Jim Renacci of Wadsworth earlier helped gain House approval.
    Doby became the American League's first black player in July 1947, two months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's colour line with the...
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  • Senate passes bill to honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby

    Senate passes bill to honor baseball pioneer Larry Doby

    6 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    CLEVELAND - The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage of the bill, which awaits President Donald Trump's signature. Republican Rep....
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