Nov 14, 17, 12:35 PM #1
Bobby Doerr, Hall of Fame Red Sox Second Baseman, Passes AwayBobby Doerr, MLB's oldest living Hall of Famer passed away Monday, at the age of 99.
Bobby Doerr, 99, Hall of Fame Red Sox Second Baseman, Is Dead - The New York Times
Midway through this article, there's a neat picture of Doerr and Johnny Pesky at a pregame ceremony with Big Papi, Varitek and Wakefield.
My dad played 2nd base through the years because he idolized Doerr as a youngster, growing up in rural Indiana. An old '48 Leaf - Doerr baseball card, now somewhere in one of my closets, was one of his most treasured possessions.
Nov 14, 17, 12:42 PM #2If you've never read it, pick up The Teammates by David Halberstam. It chronicles the baseball and post-baseball life of Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Bobby Doerr. Great read all around, but Doerr is just a wonderful figure.
Nov 14, 17, 01:41 PM #3
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Nov 15, 17, 06:13 AM #6I used to have a baseball autographed by Doerr. RIP.