Doerr, Bobby

Robert Pershing Doerr
Born: April 7, 1918, Los Angeles, California
Played For: 
Boston Red Sox (1937-1944, 1946-1951)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1986

Ted Williams called Bobby Doerr the silent captain of the Red Sox. He hit a lifetime .288 and .409 in the '46 World Series, driving in 100 runs six times, with a high of 120 in 1950. Doerr once held the American League record by handling 414 chances without an error and frequently led American League second basemen in double plays, putouts and assists. The affable second baseman was signed by Eddie Collins on the same scouting trip that netted Ted Williams for Boston.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Bobby Doerr starred in his Major League debut, going 3-for-5 for the Red Sox on Opening Day, April 20, 1937?
He is one of the few who played the game hard and retired with no enemies.
Tommy Henrich