n February 1, 2007, Showtime will begin airing the Bud Greenspan documentary Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story. Larry Doby was the second black baseball player to cross the color line when he joined the Cleveland Indians, soon
after Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman"[j]ust about everyone knows that Branch Rickey played a major role in
modern baseball’s most important development, the breaking of the color
line. Yet, even if you somehow put that aside, ‘The Mahatma’ would
still rank as one of baseball’s most influential and enduringly
significant figures. It’s that complete Branch Rickey, ‘Rickey in
Full,’ that Lee Lowenfish presents here."
Showtime schedule for Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story