OLD­EST BIG LEA­GUER DIES AT 99

Edmonton Journal - - SPORTS -

Bobby Do­err, the Hall of Fame sec­ond base­man dubbed the “Silent Cap­tain” of the Bos­ton Red Sox by long­time team­mate and friend Ted Wil­liams, has died. He was 99.

Do­err died Mon­day in Junc­tion City, Ore., the Red Sox said in a state­ment. The Red Sox said Do­err was the old­est liv­ing ma­jor league player.

Do­err played 14 sea­sons with the Red Sox and joined Wil­liams in the Hall of Fame in 1986. He had a .288 life­time av­er­age and helped the Red Sox ad­vance to the 1946 World Se­ries. The nine-time All-Star fin­ished with 2,042 hits, 223 home runs and 1,247 RBIs and he once went 414 games with­out an er­ror — a record at the time. He had six sea­sons with at least 100 RBIs.

The Red Sox re­tired Do­err’s No. 1 jer­sey in 1988.

Do­err was a bat­ting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980.

Bobby Do­err

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