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Passaic County hosting ‘Larry Doby Day’


Passaic County is hosting “Larry Doby Day” at the Passaic County Courthouse Plaza on Hamilton Street beginning at 11 a.m. on July 5, 2016 to recognize Doby’s impact on his local community and the United States.

Ceremony at 77 Hamilton Street in Paterson begins a week of festivities in the county around the man who broke the race barrier in the American League.

On July 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. the Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls will host a “Larry Doby Day with the NJ Jackals.”

On July 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. a tour and talk will be hosted at the Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson with both the National Park Service and the Paterson Historic Preservation Commission.

On July 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls will hold a screening of “Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story.”

Screening is free with regular museum admission.

The Paterson Museum will host a Larry Doby Exhibit the entire week from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Larry Doby Day is supported by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, City of Paterson, National Park Service, New Jersey Jackals, Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.