Hall of Famer Do­err dies at age 99

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - SCOREBOARD -

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.

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