The National Baseball Hall of Fame displays the highest-achieving major league baseball players to ever play in the game. Only the most well-deserved professional players are inducted into the Hall of Fame—and Bobby Doerr truly was deserving of this honor.
Doerr, 99 years old, was the oldest living MLB player and the eldest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, reported USA Today. Unfortunately, he passed away on Monday, November 13th.
His death was announced by his home team, the Boston Red Sox, on Tuesday morning. Red Sox owner John Henry released the following statement:
"Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself. And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character and personality outshined it all. He will be missed."
According to ESPN, the second baseman played with the Red Sox for 14 seasons, contributing to their 1946 World Series win. His professional sports career ended with a whopping 223 home runs, more than 2,000 hits, and over 1,200 Runs Batted In.
Even after he retired from the field, he stayed involved in the organization by coaching. His jersey number, 1, was retired in his name shortly after he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.
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