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Bobby Doerr

Second baseman
Born: April 7, 1918(1918-04-07)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: November 13, 2017(2017-11-13) (aged 99)
Junction City, Oregon, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 20, 1937 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 7, 1951 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average    .288
Home runs    223
Runs batted in    1,247
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (1941–1944, 1946–1948, 1950, 1951)
  • Boston Red Sox #1 retired
  • Member of the National
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    Induction    1986
    Election Method    Veterans Committee

    Robert Pershing "Bobby" Doerr (April 7, 1918 – November 13, 2017) was a former Major League Baseball second baseman and coach. He played his entire 14-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox (1937–1951).

    Doerr achieved a batting average over .300 in several seasons. He set Red Sox team records in several statistical categories. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.[1]

    Doerr died at his home in Junction City, Oregon on November 13, 2017 of natural causes at the age of 99, five months short of his 100th birthday.[2].