Thursday, July 28, 2016

Former Red Sox 2B Doug Griffin Passes Away At 69

Doug Griffin (Boston Globe Photo)
Former Red Sox second-baseman Doug Griffin passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69. In 1972, Griffin won the Gold Glove at second while a member of the Red Sox—for whom he played all but 18 MLB games over his eight-year career. Griffin was a solid defender, who finished fourth in the Rookie Of The Year balloting of 1971. He also helped get The Carmine Hose into the World Series in 1975—before being replaced as the regular second baseman in mid-season by Denny Doyle. Griffin was a consummate professional and a steady performer for Boston over many seasons.