MLB Hall of Famer dies at the age of 99
On Nov. 13, 2017 baseball Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr died at the age of 99. Doerr played second baseman for the Boston Red Sox.
Doerr is a nine-time all star and is the only member of the Hall of Fame to live to the age of 99.
"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," Red Sox owner John Henry told USA Today.
Born on April 7, 1918, in Los Angeles, Calif., Doerr first played in the Pacific Coast League, where he met future team teammate Ted Williams. Doerr broke into the Major Leagues at the age of 19 in 1937, which started his 14-year career with the Red Sox.
The Red Sox offical Twitter account posted t he following message on Nov.14, 2017: "Today we mourn the loss of Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, the nine-time All-Star who spent 27 years in a #RedSox uniform as both a player and a coach."
In Doerr's career, he had a .288 batting average and finished with 2,042 hits and 1,247 RBIs, according to USA Today.
In 1945, Doerr missed a season due to military services; he retired in 1951 at the age of 33 due to an back injury. He was inducted into to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Comittee in 1968, and his number one jersey was retired.
Doerr died in Junction City, Ore., and he is survived by his son, Don, and his wife, two grandchildren and their spouses, and four great-grandchildren.