Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bobby Doerr, R. I. P.

Bobby Doerr, Red Sox Hall of Fame second baseman, dead at 99 - NY Daily News: Bobby Doerr, the oldest living major leaguer who enjoyed a 14-year Hall of Fame career with the Red Sox, died on Monday, the team announced. He was 99. 

Doerr, the second baseman known as the "silent captain" on the Red Sox teams of the 1940s and early '50s, is the only member of the Hall of Fame to live to be 99 years old. Though his playing career was cut short in 1951 at the age of 33 due to a back injury, Doerr went on to work for decades around the diamond.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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