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Larry Doby: A Baseball Pioneer

The First African American player in the American League

2024-04-23 19:00:00 2024-04-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Larry Doby: A Baseball Pioneer Learn about the story behind this lesser-known trailblazing local Cleveland athlete. Independence Branch - Meeting Room (75)

Tuesday, April 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-23 19:00:00 2024-04-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Larry Doby: A Baseball Pioneer Learn about the story behind this lesser-known trailblazing local Cleveland athlete. Independence Branch - Meeting Room (75)

Independence Branch

Meeting Room (75)

Learn about the story behind this lesser-known trailblazing local Cleveland athlete.


See other dates and locations for this program on our events calendar.


When Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians in July 1947, he became the second African-American player in Major League Baseball and the first in the American League. Though Doby played on some of the greatest Indians teams of all time, he never quite received the same media attention as Jackie Robinson, who had broken MLB’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, which meant that both his achievements and his struggles are less well-known beyond Cleveland.

This program will explore Doby’s life, how Cleveland was well-positioned to field an integrated team by the late 1940s, and how Bill Veeck, the Indians’ owner and team president at the time, chose Doby from all the stellar Negro Leagues players to integrate baseball in Cleveland.

Registration begins Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m.

TAGS: | History | General |

Independence Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 216.447.0160
Fax: 216.447.1371
Branch manager
Melanie Rapp-Weiss

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Closed for Memorial Day weekend.
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Closed for Memorial Day weekend.)

About the branch

The Independence Branch began as a collection operated out of City Hall. After outgrowing that space, the library moved into its own facility and since 1992 the branch has been a part of the city’s municipal complex that includes a recreational facility and senior center.

Upcoming events

Wed, May 29, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Learn how to eat local, fresh, and seasonal foods.

Tue, Jun 04, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required. Schedule information in long description.

Wed, Jun 05, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (75)
Join us as we help build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio's Early Childhood Standards. Each session will focus on a different topic. Registration is requested.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Independence Branch Zoom 1,Meeting Room (75)
Learn helpful strategies that can help you transition back into the world of work successfully.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required. Schedule information in long description.

Wed, Jun 12, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Design your own stickers! Let's get creative so you can decorate, label your things or share your unique designs with others.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Teens: learn how to make healthful smoothies!

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
In this 1-hour class, participants will learn how to make rolled beeswax candles.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
In this 1-hour class, participants will learn how to make rolled beeswax candles.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required. Schedule information in long description.

Wed, Jun 19, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Volunteer at the library to benefit the library or the local community.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room (75)
Please join us for a casual and lively book discussion of Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson. The books will be available approximately one month before the discussion date.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room (75)
Please join us for a casual and lively book discussion of Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson. The books will be available approximately one month before the discussion date.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a demonstration on how to make simple homemade cheese without any fancy ingredients.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 7:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.