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Larry Doby All-Star Playground Dedication
King Kennedy Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
6124 Woodland Ave.
July 3, 2019


King Kennedy Boy and Girls Club of Cleveland

Originally constructed 22 years ago during the inaugural year of the Major League Baseball All-Star Legacy effort during the 1997 All-Star Week in Cleveland, the Larry Doby All-Star Playground has been renovated to include updated equipment and refurbished flooring.

Larry Doby All-Star Playground

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland - King Kennedy Club and youth in the nearby community will be able to use the Playground as a daily recreational outlet. The ribbon cutting took place with Larry Doby Jr. and Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan among others in attendance.

Larry Doby All-Star Playground ribbon cutting dais

Cleveland Indians Bob DiBiasio served as MC

Cleveland Indians Bob DiBiasio served as MC


MC Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians introduced Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, King-Kennedy Boy and Girls Club Director Richard Star and others at the ceremony.

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Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland

Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland

King-Kennedy Boy and Girls Club Director Richard Star

King-Kennedy Boy and Girls Club Director Richard Star

Boys and Girls Club speaker

Boys and Girls Club speaker


MC Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians then introduced Melanie LeGrande, Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball.



Melanie LeGrande, Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball

Melanie LeGrande, Vice President of Social Responsibility,
Major League Baseball


MC Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians introduced Senator Sherrod Brown who told stories of Larry Doby.

Senator Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown


Senator Brown presented a proclamation to Larry Doby Jr.

Senator Sherrod Brown presents a proclamation to Larry Doby Jr.

Senator Sherrod Brown presents a proclamation to Larry Doby Jr.


Then Larry Doby Jr. spoke. He said his Dad said he never got booed in Cleveland.



Larry Doby Jr. speaking

Larry Doby Jr.

Larry Doby Jr.

Larry Doby Jr.



The ribbon cutting took place with Larry Doby Jr., Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan, Bob DiBiasio from the Cleveland Indians, Senator Sherrod Brown, Mayor Frank Jackson and more. Then the kids started playing with Indians mascot Slider on the new equipment.



Larry Doby Park ribbon cutting

Larry Doby Park ribbon cutting


Larry Doby Park ribbon cutting

Larry Doby Park ribbon cutting

Enjoy these other images from the Larry Doby Park Ribbon Cutting

Paul Dolan, Bob DiBiasio and Senator Sherrod Brown

Paul Dolan, Bob DiBiasio and Senator Sherrod Brown


Larry Doby Jr., Senator Sherrod brown, Mayor Frank Jackson and Paul Dolan

Larry Doby Jr., Senator Sherrod Brown,
Mayor Frank Jackson and Paul Dolan


Cleveland Indians goodie bags for the Boys and Girls Club

Cleveland Indians goodie bags for the Boys and Girls Club


Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan with B&G Club leaders

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan with B&G Club leaders


Phyllis Cleveland and Valarie McCall

Phyllis Cleveland and Valarie McCall


Larry Doby Park playground

Larry Doby Park playground


Larry Doby Park playground - Slider

Slider at the Larry Doby Park playground


Mayor Frank Jackson and a young boy

Mayor Frank Jackson and a young boy


Boys and Girls Club kids

Boys and Girls Club kids


Mayor Jackson, Larry Doby Jr., Phyllis Cleveland and Senator Sherrod Brown

Mayor Jackson, Larry Doby Jr., Phyllis Cleveland and Senator Sherrod Brown



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