✟ RIP Bobby Doerr
Born 1918 - Death 2017
❝ Robert Pershing Doerr (April 7, 1918 – November 13, 2017) was a Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman and coach. He played his entire 14-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox (1937–51). A nine-time all star, Doerr batted over .300 three times, drove in more than 100 runs six times, and set Red Sox team records in several statistical categories despite missing one season due to military service during World War II. Doerr is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
After he retired as a player, Doerr served as a scout and a coach, including work with Carl Yastrzemski before his Triple Crown season. From April 25, 2017 until his death on November 13 of that year, Doerr was the oldest living former major league player. He was the last living person who played in the major leagues in the 1930s, and was the oldest of only three living people who made their MLB debut before U.S. involvement in World War II, the other two being Chuck Stevens and Fred Caligiuri. He is also the longest-lived member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ❝
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