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1937 Hal Trosky hits three home runs, helping the Indians beat the Browns at Sportsman's Park, 14-4. The 24 year-old first baseman from Norway, Iowa will finish the season with 32 round-trippers.
1947 Larry Doby of the Indians becomes the first black to appear in the American League when he strikes out as a pinch-hitter against Chicago hurler Earl Harrist. The 23 year-old former Newark Eagle standout will play in the major leagues for 13 years, amassing 1,515 hits, just three less than Jackie Robinson.

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