Hall of Famer Doerr dies at age 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.
Mr. Doerr died Monday in Junction City, Ore., the Red Sox said Tuesday in a statement. The Red Sox said Mr. Doerr, a nine-time All-Star, was the oldest living major-league player.
Signed out of the old Pacific Coast League on the same scouting trip that brought Williams to Fenway Park, Mr. Doerr played 14 seasons with the Red Sox and joined his fishing buddy in the Hall of Fame in 1986. Mr. Doerr had a .288 lifetime average and once went 414 games without an error.
“Jungle Jim” Rivera, an outfielder on the 1959 “Go-Go” White Sox pennant-winning team, died Monday in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was 96.