Legislature votes to offer Larry Doby a Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday signed off on legislation that would award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Cleveland Indians fantastic Larry Doby, the second African American to sign up with a Big league Baseball team.The step sponsored by Wadsworth GOP Rep. Jim Renacci and New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell passed on a non-controversial voice vote.Over the last 2yrs, @BillPascrell & I have had the advantage of sharing the inspirational story of Larry Doby w/ our friends & colleagues. More than 290 members agreed that he should have to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal -the greatest civilian award that Congress can award pic.twitter.com/yKU0X8uOQ2– Rep. Jim Renacci(@RepJimRenacci) July 10, 2018″Larry Doby joined the Significant Leagues shortly after the terrific Jackie Robinson and dealt with the exact same struggles and barriers without the very same recognition,”

said a press declaration from Renacci.”Every time I stroll through Progressive Field, I am reminded of his contribution to Cleveland and America’s favorite activity.” The Senate counterpart of the costs to honor the Hall of Fame outfielder is sponsored by Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, whose seat Renacci is looking for in November. A spokeswoman for Brown said her boss is collecting cosponsors on the expense and wishes to get it passed this year. There are 38 cosponsors so far, consisting of Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman. < a href= https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/07/former_indian_larry_doby_nomin.html data-enhanced=small > Cleveland Indians legend Larry Doby nominated for congressional medal

“Larry Doby is not just a sports hero, but an American hero who overcame discrimination and hostility as a young guy to lead Cleveland to victory and lead our nation in the best instructions,” said a declaration from Brown, who shows in his Washington, D.C. front workplace a replica of the statue of Doby that stands at Progressive Field.”Doby and the 1947 Indians broke barriers, lastly incorporating all of expert baseball. Doby has actually rarely gotten the credit he should have, and this acknowledgment is simply one small way we can honor all he did for civil liberties and America’s video game.” At least Brown and Renacci can agree on baseball.Larry Doby is not simply a sports hero, but an American hero who conquered discrimination and

hostility as a boy to lead Cleveland to success

and lead our country in the best instructions. We keep this statue in our front office, as a reminder of his heroism and ability. pic.twitter.com/dTl4bNGdV1– Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) July 10, 2018 Your house honored the legacy of< a href="https://twitter.com/Indians?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"> @Indians legend Larry Doby by granting him the Congressional Gold Medal. Doby was a WWII veteran, World Series Champ, a 7x

All-Star, and the 2nd gamer to break the color barrier. pic.twitter.com/L5OoZPU8HZ– Congressman Tim Ryan(@RepTimRyan ) July 10, 2018