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Here's how the Cleveland Guardians are honoring baseball legend Larry Doby this weekend

A mural with Larry Doby ties will be unveiled on Friday

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Guardians have a lot to celebrate this weekend as they host a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field.

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Slider, the team's mascot, joined Assistant Director of Communications Austin Controulis to catch up with 3News' Dave Chudowsky for a special announcement Thursday morning.

On Friday, July 1, the Cleveland Guardians will unveil a brand new mural at Progressive Field that features the art work of Cleveland artist Glen Infante, the founder of iLTHY.

The mural will represent Cleveland Baseball's barrier breakers and bridge builders. The mural will kick off the 75th-anniversary celebration of Larry Doby's MLB debut that took place at Progressive Field. 

Doby was the first Black player to break the color barrier in the American League. 

But that's not all happening this weekend... Fans attending the game on Friday night will all receive a red Guardians shirt, dollar dogs and fireworks after the game. 

On Saturday, July 2, the Guardians will celebrate Larry Doby Day by giving the first 15,000 fans in attendance a vintage 1947 Doby jersey. Fireworks are scheduled to follow the game on Saturday as well. 

Anyone looking for family fun on Sunday can head down to Progressive Field for Kids Fun Day at the ballpark when they close out the series against the Yankees. 

Finally, the Cleveland Guardians are encouraging fans to cast their MLB All-Star Game votes today as they look to finish strong. 

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Voting for the game closes today for the first phase. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on June 29, 2022, when 3News' Austin Love threw out the first pitch at the Cleveland Guardians game. 


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