Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 13 Nov 2017 (aged 99)
Junction City, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Junction City, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 185194844 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He played in Major League Baseball for 14 seasons, all as a second basemen with the Boston Red Sox. During his career, which began in 1937, Doerr had a .288 batting average, 223 home runs, and nine selections to the All-Star Game. After missing the 1945 season due to service in the U.S. Army, Doerr returned for six more years with the Red Sox. He retired from playing after the 1951 season but went on to serve Boston in several different capacities, also later working as the inaugural hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1986, and the Red Sox retired his uniform number, #1, two years later. Called Boston's "silent captain" by Ted Williams, Doerr's friendship with the left fielder, as well fellow teammates Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky, endured long after their playing days. Their camaraderie was documented in a book by David Halberstam and further commemorated with statues of the four outside Fenway Park, unveiled in 2010. At the time of his passing in 2017, Doerr was the oldest living hall of famer and the only surviving player from the 1930s.

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