Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Larry Doby, Lou Gehrig, Racism
Baseball; Doby, Larry; Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941; Racism
Wednesday evening Larry Doby died at age 79 in Montclair, New Jersey. Thursday afternoon in Yankee Stadium there was a tribute to Lou Gehrig on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Sometimes there is an odd confluence of events, and this is one of them. Although they played in different eras and under very different circumstances Larry Doby and Lou Gehrig shared one characteristic. The exceptional careers of both men were played out in the shadows of those around them.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Larry Doby: Greatness Overlooked in the Shadow of Robinson" (2003). On Sport and Society. 552.