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 22, 1968, Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell hits three home runs in a 13-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The future Hall of Famer just misses a fourth home run when he hits a long double that bounces off the railing of the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.