Sport Bobby Doerr, Red Sox Legend And Oldest Living Hall Of Famer, Dies At 99

16:10  14 november  2017
16:10  14 november  2017 Source:   NESN

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Former Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr , whose No. 1 is one of only 11 numbers retired by the team, passed away at age 99 in Junction City, Ore. Prior to his death, he was the oldest living former major league player and the only Hall of Famer to reach age 99 .

Hall of Famer , Red Sox legend Bobby Doerr dies at 99 . The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday morning that Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr , who was the oldest living major league baseball player, died Monday at the age of 99 .

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The Boston Red Sox lost one of the most important members of their franchise Monday.

Former Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr, whose No. 1 is one of only 11 numbers retired by the team, passed away at age 99 in Junction City, Ore.

Doerr spent a total of 27 years in the Boston organization, including all 14 years of his playing career from 1937 to 1951. He compiled a .288 lifetime batting average and 223 home runs during that span while earning All-Star recognition nine times. He’s considered by many as the best second baseman in Red Sox history.

Doerr returned to the organization as a scout from 1957 to 1966 and also served as Boston’s first base coach and hitting instructor from 1967 to 1969.

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Legendary Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr passed away Monday in Oregon at age 99 , the team said. "Born on April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, Doerr was the oldest living major league player prior to his passing," the team said. "He is the only member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame to live to

Sad news: # RedSox legend and Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr passed away yesterday. He was 99 . 27 years with Boston, 14 as a player. Regarded as greatest second baseman in Sox history.

The Los Angeles native was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986, and his number was retired by the Red Sox two years later. Prior to his death, he was the oldest living former major league player and the oldest living Hall of Famer.

“Bobby’s life is one we salute not only for its longevity, but for its grace,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. “He set the standard for what it means to be a good teammate through abiding friendships with Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Dom DiMaggio, all while realizing legendary status on the diamond. He touched us all with his class and dignity, and will remain an example and an inspiration for generations of players to come.”

A statue dedicated to Doerr, Williams, Pesky and DiMaggio was erected outside Fenway Park’s Gate B in 2010.

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