Sports Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr dies at 99

19:08  14 november  2017
19:08  14 november  2017 Source:   theScore

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

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

Bobby Doerr, a Hall of Fame second baseman and the major league's oldest living former player, died at the age of 99 on Monday.

The Boston Red Sox announced the passing of Doerr in a statement Tuesday.

"Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself," Red Sox owner John Henry said in the statement, according to The Associated Press. "And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character, and personality outshined it all. He will be missed."

Doer, a lifelong friend and teammate of Ted Williams, was a nine-time All-Star who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986. The Red Sox retired his No. 1 in 1988.

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Boston Red Sox Hall of Famers Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr and Johnny Pesky walk out onto the field to throw the first pitch of Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox on October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox announced this morning that Bobby Doerr passed away last night at the age of 99 . Doerr , a Pacific Coast League product who was signed at the same time as his longtime friend Ted Williams, debuted with Boston in 1937 and played At 99 , Doerr was the oldest living Hall of Famer .

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He retired from baseball after the 1951 season with a lifetime slash line of .288/.362/.461, which included 2,042 hits, 223 home runs, and 1,247 RBIs.

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