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Encyclopedia > Bobby Doerr
Bobby Doerr
Second Baseman
Born: April 7, 1918 (1918-04-07) (age 89)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1937
for the Boston Red Sox
Final game
September 7, 1951
for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average     .288
Hits     2042
Home runs     223
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Led American League in sacrifice hits: 1938 (22)
  • Led American League in games: 1943 (155)
  • Led American League in slugging percentage: 1944 (.528)
  • Led American League in triples: 1950 (11)
  • All Star Games: 9
  • Drove in 100 runs or more six times
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1986
Election Method     Veteran's Committee

Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. A second baseman, Doerr played his entire fourteen-year career with the Boston Red Sox. The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The following are the baseball events of the year 1937 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... An All-Star Game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...

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Major League Career

He batted over .300 three times, with six 100-RBI seasons. Never playing a game at a position other than second base, he retired after the 1951 season having played in 1,865 games and having 7,093 at bats, 8,028 plate appearances, 1,094 runs, 2,042 hits, 3,270 total bases, 381 doubles, 89 triples, 223 home runs, 1,247 rbi, 809 walks, 1,349 singles, 1,184 runs created, 693 extra-base hits, 2,862 times on base, 115 sacrifice hits and nine All-Star Game selections. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... See also: 1950 in sports, other events of 1951, 1952 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Tony Bettenhausen won the series championship Lee Wallard won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


He was also regarded as the top defensive second basemen of his era. He once held the American League record by handling 414 chances in a row without an error and was often among the league leaders basemen in fielding.


Ted Williams referred to Doerr as "the silent captain of the Red Sox."[1] Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


Doerr broke into the majors in 1937 at the age of 19 and went 3 for 5 in his first game. In 1938 he became a regular in a powerful Red Sox lineup that included Jimmie Foxx and Joe Cronin. Early in his career Doerr was often called upon to bunt and was so proficient at it that he led the league in bunts with 22 in 1938. In 1939, Ted Williams' rookie season with the Sox, Doerr began a string of 12 consecutive seasons with 10 or more home runs and 73 or more RBI. See also: 1936 in sports, other events of 1937, 1938 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Wally Parks founds the Road Runners Club, considered to be the start of organized drag racing. ... See also: 1937 in sports, other events of 1938, 1939 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... A Little League baseball player squares around to bunt. ... See also: 1938 in sports, other events of 1939, 1940 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Auto Racing August 11 - Jean Bugatti, automobile designer and the 30-year-old son of Ettore Bugatti, died in... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


In 1944 he led the league in slugging percentage. The same year his .325 batting average was good enough to allow him to finish second in the league in that category, 2 percentage points behind Cleveland's Lou Boudreau. Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ...


Doerr was an offensive force for the Red Sox in the 1946 World Series when he hit .409 with a home run and 3 runs batted in. The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ...


On May 13, 1947, Doerr hit for the cycle in Boston's 19-6 win over the Chicago White Sox. In 1950 he led the league in triples with 11. Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


Doerr was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986, and is the oldest living player enshrined in the Hall of Fame. He has lived in Oregon ever since the late '30's, and still lives there today. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


His jersey number 1 was retired by the Red Sox on May 21, 1988.


Since then, Mr. Doerr has lived a relatively quiet lifestyle at his Oregon home. He makes annual trips to the Hall of Fame induction at Cooperstown in New York, and when home, regularly fishes large game fish. Mr. Doerr lost his wife Monica of 65 years in 2003 after she suffered a number of strokes, however he has carried on his quiet life since then.


On July 29, 2007 The National Baseball Hall of Fame honored Mr. Doerr after Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn's induction to the Hall of Fame.


On August 2, 2007 The Boston Red Sox held "Bobby Doerr Day" At Fenway Park, celebrating what is most likely his last trip to Fenway. He drove along the track in a car, threw out the first pitch, and gave his speech.


Mr. Doerr has just recently retired from travel, and will be spending his time fishing in his Oregon home.


Awards

  • Named AL Most Valuable Player by The Sporting News (1944)
  • Named AL Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1944)
  • Named second baseman on The Sporting News Major League All-Star Team (1944 and 1946)

See also

The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the career of former Boston Red Sox players. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 250 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ...

References

  1. ^ "The National Baseball Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-02-03.

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Bobby Doerr | BaseballLibrary.com (1840 words)
In the World Series that year, Doerr batted.406 with a homer and three RBI to pace the Red Sox in their losing seven-game struggle with the Cardinals.
Retiring after the 1951 season, Doerr later served the Red Sox as a coach and was still active as a coach with the 1980 Toronto Blue Jays.
A's pitcher Bobby Shantz ends the slaughter with 4-plus innings of relief, as Joe Dobson is the winner for Boston.
Bobby Doerr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player.
Doerr broke into the majors in 1937 at the age of 19 and, in the following year, became a regular in a powerful Red Sox lineup that included Jimmie Foxx.
Doerr was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
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