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Larry DobyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1947-1959 MLB Years: 1947-1959
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World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1440, 2B-4, 1B-3, SS-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLawrence Eugene Doby
Height6-1Weight182BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 13,1923PlaceCamden,South Carolina
Death DateJune 18,2003 [79.188]
High SchoolEastside (Paterson,NJ)
CollegeLong Island University-Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn,NY)
MLB DebutJuly 5,1947 [23.205]
OrganizationsCLE [10] CHA [3] DET [1] Awards1Awards Voting4-316
TBC Player ID10797Retrosheet IDdobyl101MLBAM ID113411
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Player Notes:   The Cleveland Indians retired his #14 on July 3, 1994
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed68Power84Contact48XBH76RBIs71Runs69Hitting74Durability77Team.585Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle142b2329323510020011100002.156.182.188.3706133.238.032.063.1763.0333.3311.000.000.0020.00
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14of2412143983132239146699547752008.301.384.490.87421546500.339.189.312.40210.8015.401.432.8031.3634.85
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14,37of2514754710615325324851099190750014.280.389.468.85725652650.298.188.356.39914.0013.850.993.6922.7933.99
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14of261425031101642552510286987162009.326.442.545.98727455609.342.219.417.44616.0911.660.724.1120.1233.54
1951Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14of271344478413227520694110181300010.295.428.512.94022952551.324.217.450.43018.3314.700.803.6322.3539.39
1952Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14of2814051910414326832104529011102006.276.383.541.92428166611.295.265.445.41914.7318.171.235.2416.2246.15
1953Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle6,14of291495139213518529102329612162007.263.385.487.87225052617.292.224.413.39415.5619.611.264.7017.6938.52
1954Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14of30153577941571843212631859431907.272.364.484.84827954675.272.212.362.38212.5913.931.114.7418.0334.39
1955Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14of31131491911431752675206110022486.291.369.505.87424848560.317.214.342.38310.8917.861.644.6418.8833.57
1956Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14of3214050489135223241020110210544567.268.392.466.85823549619.292.198.399.38216.4816.961.033.8821.0036.30
1957Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14of33119416571202721479235679203313.288.373.464.83719343477.325.176.308.37111.7416.561.412.9429.7135.83
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle14of34892474170101134502264900327.283.348.490.83812124276.303.207.304.3669.4217.751.884.7119.0034.29
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet25of3518555123104008900100.218.313.309.62217464.255.091.236.28612.5014.061.130.000.0033.33
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32of35215811411091021300001.241.267.293.56017260.311.052.103.2523.3321.676.500.000.0014.29
1959Totals for AL-AL         391136264201310102200101.230.290.301.591346124.283.071.168.2708.0617.742.200.000.0023.08
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter15335348960151524352253970473687110113820251997.283.386.490.87626215486302.307.207.372.00013.8216.041.164.0121.1436.17
Cleveland Indians Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1235431580812341904521577644327038053216161076.286.389.500.88921594505082.308.214.380.00013.8315.841.154.2320.0736.47
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2809781472695063819034160197648921.275.378.455.833445941156.308.180.343.00013.8417.041.233.2925.7434.94
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter18555123104008900100.218.313.309.62217464.255.091.236.00012.5014.061.130.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games162565101160265271035492107423210.283.386.490.87627758666.307.207.372.00013.8216.041.164.0121.1436.17

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle232B4--13--441.0001.00------2913.82.6
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle231B1--8--1881.0008.00------293.40.6
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23SS1--21--331.0003.00------293.40.6
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24OF114--28712143313299.9552.62------12194.273.5
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF147--355792371362.9762.46------147100.095.5
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF140--367251374369.9872.64------14298.690.9
1951Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF132--3211283341333.9772.52------13498.585.7
1952Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF136--3981163415409.9863.01------14097.188.3
1953Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29OF146--3541063370364.9842.49------14998.094.8
1954Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30OF153--4111426427425.9952.78------153100.099.4
1955Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31OF129--313621321319.9942.47------13198.583.8
1956Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32OF137--371452380375.9872.74------14097.989.0
1957Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33OF110--25534-262258.9852.35------11992.471.4
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34OF68--1415--1461461.0002.15------8976.444.4
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet35OF16--231112524.9601.50------1888.910.4
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35OF12--201112221.9551.75------2157.17.8
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351B2--131131514.9337.00------219.51.3
MLB Totals for OF - 12 season(s)-   OF1440--361688632637673704.9832.57------14400.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B4--13--441.0001.00------40.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B3--211142322.9577.33------30.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1--21--331.0003.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23--141------
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24---------114-
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25---------147-
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26---------140-
1951Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27---------132-
1952Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---------136-
1953Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29---------146-
1954Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30---------153-
1955Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31---------129-
1956Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32---------137-
1957Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33---------110-
1958Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34---------68-
1959Detroit TigersALMLBdet35---------16-
1959Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35--2------12-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1948Cleveland IndiansWorld SeriesMLB24622171012002400000.318.375.500.87511224.353.182.2738.3316.672.004.1722.0028.57
1954Cleveland IndiansWorld SeriesMLB30416020000002400000.125.222.125.3472018.167.000.12511.1122.222.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs1038191012004800000.237.310.342.65213242.276.105.2119.5219.052.002.3838.0022.22

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1971Montreal ExposNLMLBMLBmon47Hitting Coach1617190.44125.55Gene Mauch
1972Montreal ExposNLMLBMLBmon48Hitting Coach1567086.44926.55Gene Mauch
1973Montreal ExposNLMLBMLBmon49Hitting Coach1627983.4883.52Gene Mauch
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle50Hitting Coach1627785.47514.04Ken Aspromonte
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle50First Base Coach1627785.47514.04Ken Aspromonte
1976Montreal ExposNLMLBMLBmon52Hitting Coach16255107.34046.06Karl Kuehl,Charlie Fox
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha53Hitting Coach1629072.55612.03Bob Lemon
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha54Manager1617190.44120.55 
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha54Hitting Coach1617190.44120.55Larry Doby,Bob Lemon
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1959-05-13Purchased by White Sox from Tigers. 
1959-03-21TradeTraded by Indians to Tigers for Tito Francona. 
1958-04-01TradeTraded by Orioles with Don Ferrarese to Indians for Bud Daley, Dick Williams and Gene Woodling. 
1957-12-03TradeTraded by White Sox with Jack Harshman, Russ Heman and Jim Marshall to Orioles for Billy Goodman, Ray Moore and Tito Francona. 
1955-10-25TradeTraded by Indians to White Sox for Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby. 
1947-07-02ContractSigned as undrafted Free Agent by Indians. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.