RIP Bobby Doerr


Bobby Doerr

Just saw that Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr died. He was 99.

Doerr arrived in Boston in 1937 and remained there for his entire career (excepting a stint during World War II that cost him 1945). He was part of the 1946 pennant winning team and participated in the 1948 one game playoff that propelled Cleveland to its last World Series win. For his career, which ended in 1951, his triple slash line reads .288/.362/.461/.823 with more walks than strikeouts. His WAR (BBREF version) is 46.1. He made the Hall of Fame in 1986 and was one of the major players quoted in David Halberstam’s The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship. At his death he was the oldest living Major League player and the last to play in the 1930s.

RIP, Bobby.



4 Responses to “RIP Bobby Doerr”

  1. rjkitch13 Says:

    Who’s the oldest living player now?

  2. rjkitch13 Says:

    Thanks, V!

  3. Gary Trujillo Says:

    Wow. I have an autographed baseball card of his stashed away in a cigar box.

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