Lawrence Eugene Doby
Born: December 13, 1923, Camden, South Carolina
Died: June 18, 2003, Montclair, New Jersey
Newark Eagles (1942-1943, 1946-1947), Cleveland Indians (1947-1955, 1958), Chicago White Sox (1956-1957, 1959), Detroit Tigers (1959)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1998
This Day in Baseball History
On May 23, 1978, Oakland A’s manager Bobby Winkles quits his position, despite the team’s first-place standing in the American League West. Former Kansas City Royals manager Jack McKeon will take over the reigns. The A’s will end up last in the division.