OLDEST BIG LEAGUER DIES AT 99
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.