Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, who was a legend with the Boston Red Sox, has passed away at the age of 99, according to information provided by the team.
As a second baseman, Doerr always brought great brilliance to his actions, but was even more recognized for the great class and humanitarian work he did off the field.
Until his death, Doerr was the oldest Hall of Famer and former Red Sox player.
“Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and has always remained that way,” said Red Sox owner John Henry. “Despite his achievements as a second baseman and a Hall of Famer, his character and personality always shone in a special way. We are going to miss him.
Doerr played his entire 14-year major league career with the Red Sox, from 1937 to 1951. He missed the 1945 season due to his military service during World War II.
Second baseman was known as the “silent captain” on good Boston teams in the 1940s and early 1950s.
In the historic teams were figures such as the legendary Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky and Dom DiMaggio, with whom he later maintained a great friendship outside the diamond.
Doerr was known for his work ethic, quiet confidence, and the ability to lead by example.
After starting his career at age 19, Doerr finished it with a nine-time All-Star team call, hitting 223 home runs and 1,247 RBIs, as well as a .288 batting average.
Collectively, the high point of Doerr’s career was in 1946, when the Red Sox went 104-50 and lost to the Cardinals in a seven-game-high World Series.
Doerr’s talent was seen in said Fall Classic, when the second baseman hit .409 against St. Louis pitching, without ultimately being able to help the Red Sox win the World Series title, which was the pending subject of those historical teams.
However, the Red Sox, when they won the World Series in 2004 and ended an 86-year drought without the title, Doerr was one of several former Boston team players to receive the championship ring, a gesture from the owners. which made him very happy.