OLD­EST FOR­MER MA­JOR LEAGUER DIES AT 99

National Post (National Edition) - - 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 Tues­day in a state­ment. The Red Sox said Do­err had been the old­est liv­ing ma­jor league player. Do­err re­turned to the Red Sox as a coach from 1967-69 and was a bat­ting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980. Signed out of the old Pa­cific Coast League on the same scout­ing trip that brought Wil­liams to Fen­way Park, Do­err played 14 sea­sons with the Red Sox and joined his fish­ing buddy in the Hall of Fame in 1986. He had a .288 life­time av­er­age and helped the Red Sox to the 1946 World Se­ries. The nine-time all-star fin­ished with 2,042 hits, 223 home runs and 1,247 RBIs. His six sea­sons with at least 100 RBIs was not matched by an­other sec­ond base­man for 25 years. Do­err was in­ducted into the Na­tional Base­ball Hall of Fame in 1986 by the Vet­er­ans Com­mit­tee and the Red Sox re­tired his No. 1 jer­sey in 1988.

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