Bobby Doerr
Height: 5'11" Weight: 175
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: April 17, 1918 in Los Angeles, CA
Aquired: Purchased by the Red Sox from Hollywood (PLC) for $75,000

Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr spent his 14 year major league career with the Boston Red Sox (1937-1951) before retiring due to a back injury.

Doerr had six 100-RBI seasons, the last came in 1950. It would be 25 years before another second baseman accomplished the same feat, Cincinnati's Joe Morgan did so in 1975. Bobby is the only Red Sox player to hit for the cycle twice in his career (5/17/44 vs. the St. Louis Browns and 5/13/47 vs. the Chicago White Sox).

He was named the Sporting News American League Player of the Year in 1944 when he led the American League in slugging percentage (.528). He also tied for the league lead with Dom Dimaggio in tripples in 1950 (11) and ranks among the top 6 on the Red Sox all-time list in offensive categories.


In post-season play, Bobby hit one home run and had 2 RBI in the 1948 play-off game vs. Cleveland. He led the Red Sox in the 1946 World Series, batting .409 (9-for-22) with a homer and 3 RBI.

Bobby was selected to play for the American League in the All-Star Game 9 times, 5 as a starter.

He served as Dick Williams' first base coach for the Red Sox from 1967-69 and was the hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977-81. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopertown, NY, in 1986 and 1986 and his No. 1 was formally retired by the Red Sox on May 21, 1988. He was a member of Red Sox Hall of Fame's inaugural class, inducted on November 1, 1995.

Professional Batting Record
Year
Club
AVG
G
AB
R
H
2R
BB
HR
TB
RBI
BB
SO
SE
1934
Hollywood
259
67
261
12
32
6
0
0
58
11
-
-
3
1935
Hollywood
.317
172
647
87
203
22
8
4
255
74
-
-
3
1936
San Diego
.342
175
695
100
238*
37
12
2
305
77
-
-
30
1937
Boston
.224
55
147
22
33
5
1
2
45
14
18
25
2
1938
Boston
.289
145
309
70
147
26
7
5
202
80
59
39
5
1939
Boston
.318
137
525
75
167
28
2
12
235
73
33
32
1
1940
Boston
.291
151
595
87
173
37
10
22
295
105
57
53
10
1941
Boston
.282
132
300
74
141
28
4
15
225
93
43
43
1
1942
Boston
.290
144
545
71
153
35
5
15
248
102
57
33
4
1943
Boston
.270
155
604
78
153
32
3
15
249
75
62
59
8
1944
Boston
.325
125
468
95
152
30
10
15
247
81
58
31
5
1945
Boston
on military service
1946
Boston
.271
191
383
95
158
34
9
18
264
115
55
67
5
1947
Boston
.253
146
561
70
145
23
10
17
239
95
59
47
3
1948
Boston
.285
140
527
94
150
23
6
27
266
111
33
45
5
1949
Boston
.309
139
541
91
167
30
9
18
269
109
75
33
2
1950
Boston
.294
149
586
103
172
29
11
27
304
120
67
42
3
1951
Boston
.289
106
402
60
116
21
2
18
150
73
5
33
2
Major League Total
.283
1865
7093
1094
2042
351
89
223
3270
1247
309
608
34


World Series Record
Year
Club
AVG
G
AB
R
H
2R
BB
HR
RBI
BB
SO
B
1945
Boston
.409
6
22
1
5
1
0
1
3
2
2
0

All-Star Game Record
Year
League
POS
AVG
AB
B
R
H
2R
BB
HR
RBI
BB
SO
B
1941
AL-Bos
2B
.000
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1942
AL-Bos
2B
Selected - Did not play
1943
AL-Bos
2B
.500
4
1
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1944
AL-Bos
2B
.000
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1945
AL-Bos
2B
.000
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1947
AL-Bos
2B
.500
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1948
AL-Bos
2B
.000
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1950
AL-Bos
2B
.000
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1951
AL-Bos
2B
1.000
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0



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