Not all in Cleveland were disappointed to see Doby leaving. Robinson got the opportunity to play in Montreal in '46. By 1950 he was considered the best center fielder in the game by The Sporting News.
He was also the first black player to hit a home run in the World Series and All-Star Game. He was selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 by the Hall's Veterans Committee and died in 2003 at the age of 79. He helped the Indians win a franchise-record 111 wins and AL pennant in 1954 and finiLarry Dobyd second in the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award voting as he was the season's RBI leader and home run champion for the second time in three seasons.