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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:14 PM

Bobby Doerr, Red Sox Hall of Fame second baseman, dead at 99

Source: New York Daily News

Bobby Doerr, Red Sox Hall of Fame second baseman, dead at 99

Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8:46 AM

Bobby Doerr, the oldest living major leaguer who enjoyed a 14-year Hall of Fame career with the Red Sox, died Monday in Junction City, Ore., the team announced. He was 99.

Doerr, the second baseman known as the "silent captain" on the Red Sox teams of the 1940s and early '50s, is the only member of the Hall of Fame to live to be 99 years old.

"There is something fitting about Bobby Doerr becoming the patriarch of baseball, outliving all of those he played with and against," Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said in a statement. "Bobby was a special player, to be sure, a Hall of Famer, but he also commanded universal respect from all those fortunate enough to have crossed his path. We celebrated his return every time he came back to us here at Fenway Park, and we now mourn his passing, grateful for the wonderful memories he left."

Though his playing career was cut short in 1951 at age 33 due to a back injury, Doerr went on to work for decades around the diamond.


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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:06 PM

1. 1946 Red Sox!

Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Dom (Joe's brother, 'the professor') DiMaggio

The Pacific Coast League was rich, rich recruiting grounds.

I should have included Johnny Pesky because as a youngster, Johnny Pesky worked cleaning bullpens for the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League and called it a dream job, so I'll offer the 'Teammates' statue

Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio

Times have been better.

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