Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Red Sox Great Bobby Doerr Passes Away At Age 99

Bobby Doerr, who was the oldest living major league baseball player, passed away on Monday at the age of 99. Doerr played all 14 years of his MLB career for the Boston Red Sox—hitting .288 with 223 HRs and 1,247 RBIs. The Hall-Of-Famer was a 9-time All-Star, manning second base for The Carmine Hose in 1,865 games. In 1946, Doerr finished 3rd in the AL MVP voting, and ended his career with 2,042 hits, a .362 OBP, .461 SLG% and an .823 OPS. To this day, he is only Red Sox player to hit for the cycle twice in his career. Doerr was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1986. His uniform number (1) hangs proudly on the right-field façade at Fenway Park. (Getty Images)