Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr
Birthdate 4/7/1918
Death Date 11/13/2017
Debut Year 1937
Year of Induction 1986
Teams Red Sox
Position Second Base

The last surviving man to play in the 1930s, Bobby Doerr lived to be 99 years old. He was a nine-time All Star during his 14-year MLB career.

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From 1941-51 Doerr made 9 All Star teams despite missing 1945 do to WWII

From 1941-51 Doerr made 9 All Star teams despite missing 1945 do to WWII

Bobby Doerr was one of the finest second basemen of his era. Spending his entire career with the Boston Red Sox, he led the league in fielding percentage four times. In 1948 he set a since-broken record for men at his position by handling 414 consecutive chances without an error. His production on o
Examples of Doerr's signature from the 1940s are hard to come by

Examples of Doerr's signature from the 1940s are hard to come by

Shown here is the back of the card signed by Bobby Doerr. Government postcards help authenticate signatures because the postmark defines the time and place it was signed. The Red Sox’ spring training home for the entirety of Doerr’s career was Sarasota, Florida. With a postmark date of M
Bobby Doerr remained closely involved with the game past his 65th birthday

Bobby Doerr remained closely involved with the game past his 65th birthday

After completing his playing career in 1951 Bobby Doerr tried his hand at cattle ranching before returning to the game as a scout for the Red Sox in 1957. He stayed with them until 1969 serving as Boston’s hitting coach then first base coach. He left the game for a while before Toronto came ca
Doerr was 67 years old when he got news of his election to the Hall

Doerr was 67 years old when he got news of his election to the Hall

Born in the last year of World War I, Bobby Doerr enjoyed a 14-year big league career. The second baseman amassed 2,042 hits, 1,094 runs, 1,247 RBI and a career WAR of 51.6. Despite his stellar career, the Hall of Fame made him wait until 1986 for induction. Four months before he was honored, Doerr
Bobby Doerr's induction into the Hall of Fame came on August 3, 1986.

Bobby Doerr's induction into the Hall of Fame came on August 3, 1986.

The Veterans Committee selected Bobby Doerr and two-batting batting champion, catcher Ernie Lombardi to receive baseball’s highest honor. The same year the baseball writers made Giants great Willie McCovey their 23rd first-ballot selection. Together the three men were inducted into the Basebal

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