Goldstein: Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr is dead at 99

From Richard Goldstein at the New york Times on November 14, 2017:

Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman who was a smooth fielder, timely hitter and immensely popular figure through 14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, died on Monday in Junction City, Ore. He was 99 and had been the oldest living former major leaguer.

The Red Sox announced his death. “Bobby’s life is one we salute not only for its longevity, but for its grace,” the organization’s chairman, Tom Werner, said in a statement. “He set the standard for what it means to be a good teammate.”

Doerr was a celebrated presence at Fenway Park, along with Ted Williams and Dom DiMaggio in the outfield and Johnny Pesky at shortstop. He was the last surviving major league player from the 1930s, having begun his career with the Red Sox in 1937.

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Originally published: November 16, 2017. Last Updated: November 16, 2017.