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Bos­ton Red Sox great Do­err 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 on Mon­day in Junc­tion City, Ore­gon, the Red Sox said Tues­day in a state­ment. The Red Sox said Do­err had been the old­est liv­ing ma­jor league player.

“Bobby Do­err was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one him­self,” Red Sox owner John Henry said in the state­ment. “And even with his Hall of Fame achieve­ments at sec­ond base, his char­ac­ter and per­son­al­ity out­shined it all. He will be missed.”

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.

The United States has been wait­ing 10 years for a win at the ATP Fi­nals, few thought Jack Sock would be the man to de­liver it.

The No. 8-seeded player de­feated Wim­ble­don fi­nal­ist Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Tues­day.

Sock lost his de­but match at the O2 Arena to Roger Fed­erer, but he is now 1-1 in his roundrobin group.

While oth­ers might have been sur­prised at Sock be­com­ing the first Amer­i­can to win at the elite sea­son-end­ing event since Andy Rod­dick in 2007, the man him­self wasn’t.

“I wouldn’t be out here play­ing, com­pet­ing if I didn’t think I could give my­self a chance to win tournaments, to be here,” Sock said.

The bat Lou Gehrig used to hit his last two home runs, in an ex­hi­bi­tion game in 1939, is be­ing auc­tioned off again.

Once owned by ac­tor Kurt Rus­sell’s fam­ily, the bat is part of a Yan­kees Le­gends of­fer­ing by Her­itage Auc­tions. The en­tire col­lec­tion is from one owner and has mostly of Yan­kees-re­lated mem­o­ra­bilia, in­clud­ing a bat used by Roger Maris in the 1961 sea­son when he hit a then-record 61 homer. There’s also a glove used by Mickey Man­tle in 1965 and signed base­balls from var­i­ous Yan­kees cham­pi­onship teams.

The on­line auc­tion opened Tues­day and closes on Dec. 10 at 11 p.m. EST. The col­lec­tion, which can be viewed on Her­itage’s web­site , also in­cludes a Babe Ruth bat from his rookie sea­son with the Bos­ton Red Sox in 1915, and a bat used by Jackie Robin­son dur­ing his 1949 Na­tional League MVP sea­son.

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