Thursday, November 3, 2016

COACH CARD- 1971 LARRY DOBY

Here’s the second “coach card” I’ve created for Hall of Famer Larry Doby, the first being the card I created for him in the 1977 set that had him coaching the Chicago White Sox.
Today’s card has him in his earlier coaching gig with the Montreal Expos back in 1971:


Doby lent his expertise on the ball-field to a few coaching jobs after his playing days were over.
This one had him with the new expansion Expos serving as a batting instructor under manager Gene Mauch off and on until 1976 after actually serving the organization as a scout and Minor League instructor in 1969/1970.
In between his stops in Montreal and Chicago, he even served as first base coach for the Cleveland Indians in 1974, so I’ll try tracking down a nice coaching image from that stint to create another coach-card.
His Negro and MLB playing days eventually earned him a spot in the hallowed doors of Cooperstown, getting elected in 1998 by the Veteran’s Committee, and rightly so.

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