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Joe Dobson

  • Birth 20 Jan 1917 Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 23 Jun 1994 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 13441664

Major League Baseball Player. A right-handed pitcher, he made his Major League debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1939 and spent 14 years in the Majors with a 137-103 record and 3.62 earned run average. His big break came when the Indians traded him to the Boston Red Sox along with Frank Pytlak and Odell Hale on December 12, 1940 for Gee Walker, Jim Bagby Jr. and Gene Desautels. He spent two years in the military in 1944 and 1945. He was 13-7 for the pennant-winning Red Sox in 1946 and pitched well in the World Series. He tossed a complete-game 6-3 victory in Game 5, giving up no earned runs. In Game 7, he pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless baseball, and Boston rallied in the eighth on Dom DiMaggio's two-run double to tie the score. St. Louis then scored off Bob Klinger in the bottom of the inning as Enos Slaughter dashed home on Harry Walker's two-out double for a 4-3 win. Dobson was 18-8 in 1947, 16-10 in 1948, 14-12 in 1949 and 15-10 in 1950 before being traded to the Chicago White Sox with Al Zarilla and Dick Littlefield for Ray Scarborough and Bill Wight on Dec. 10, 1950. He was 26-21 in his three years with Chicago. He pitched 200 or more innings five times in his career. After retirement, he oversaw the Red Sox's spring-training camp in Florida for many years.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 26 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13441664
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Dobson (20 Jan 1917–23 Jun 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13441664, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .