Originally Posted by spawn
I agree. He should be recognized more. He broke in only a few weeks after Robinson. Unfortunately, I think the reason he's not given more recognition is because he didn't have the success Robinson had, and he played in Cleveland. Had he played for the Red Sox or the Giants, I'm sure it would've been a different story. He did go through the same abuse as Jackie, but he only played in 29 games, and didn't have much of an impact for the team his rookie season. Robinson won the inaugural Rookie of the Year award.
Yeah, when I looked it up yesterday, I saw he was just a bench player his rookie season. With Jackie being the Rookie of the Year and playing every day, I can see why he got all the attention. But, Doby shouldn't be completely forgotten. It seems he's only remembered in Cleveland. I know they've honored him quite a bit.