Larry Doby along with Jackie Robinson, was one of the first African-American to play in the American Major League Baseball: he broke the color barrier in baseball.
But, before all of that, he was a high school students in East Side High School, where he honed his baseball skills, and received recognition earning 11 varsity letters.
In 1998 Doby was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He passed away on, June 18, 2003, in Montclair, NJ at the age of 79.
His adopted hometown, Paterson, or rather the place where he went to high school, honored him with an event celebrating a new stamp with his image on it, inside a post office named after him: Larry Doby Post Office.