On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox announced Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr passed away at the age of 99. He was the oldest living Hall of Famer and former Red Sox player.

Head and shoulders of Boston Red Soc Bobby Doerr/Photo Credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Doerr spent 14 years in the majors – all with Boston from 1937 until 1951. He served in World War II in 1945.

He played second base with the Sox and was a .288 career hitter. Doerr hit 223 home runs, had 1,247 RBI, collected 2,042 hits and scored 1,094 runs.

Doerr never won a World Series title, but was named an All Star on nine different occasions – including 1950 where he had career-highs in home runs (27), RBI (120) and finished the season with a .294 batting average.

After Doerr retired, he served as a scout before being named the first base coach for the Red Sox. In 1977, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays as a hitting coach where he stayed until 1981.

Doerr was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 and even received a World Series ring in 2004.


About Lauren Campbell

Lauren Campbell is a 2015 graduate of Framingham State University where she studied English-Journalism and served as the sports editor for the student-run newspaper, The Gatepost. She covers the Red Sox and Bruins for CLNSMedia and co-hosts the weekly podcast Red Sox Beat. Lauren is also a credentialed production assistant with ESPN, MLB Network CBS and NFL Network for the past five years.

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