Red Sox great Do­err dies at 99

The Times-Tribune - - Sports -

Bobby Do­err, a Hall of Fame sec­ond base­man who was dubbed the “Silent Cap­tain” by long­time Bos­ton Red Sox team­mate and life­long friend Ted Wil­liams, has died. He was 99.

A sweet-field­ing, hard-hit­ting player, Do­err was signed on the same scout­ing trip that brought Wil­liams to Fen­way Park, where the lat­ter es­tab­lished him­self as one of the great­est hit­ters in baseball his­tory.

Do­err played 14 sea­sons with the Red Sox from 1937 to 1951, post­ing a .288 ca­reer av­er­age with 2,042 hits, 223 home runs, and 1,247 RBIs. He had six 100-RBI sea­sons — an ac­com­plish­ment that was not matched by an­other sec­ond base­man for 25 years.

Forced to re­tire by a bad back in 1951, Do­err lived out his re­tire­ment in Ore­gon. He re­turned to the Red Sox as a coach from 1967-69 and was a bat­ting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980.

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