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Full Name: Robert Pershing Doerr Primary Position: 2B
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/175 First Game: April 20, 1937
Birthdate: April 7, 1918 Final Game: September 7, 1951
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California MLB Experience: 14 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1986


Biography

Bobby Doerr (Robert Pershing Doerr) was born on April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California. He made his Major League debut on April 20, 1937 for the Boston Red Sox. In 1937, his rookie year, he hit .224 with 2 home runs and 14 RBI. Doerr played for the Boston Red Sox for his entire 14 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Bobby Doerr's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1950, when he slugged 27 home runs, hit for a .294 average and knocked in 120 runs. However, others believe that it was 1940, when he slugged 22 home runs, hit for a .291 average and knocked in 105 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1937 BOS A 55 147 22 33 2 14 .224 .313 .313 5 1 18 25 1 4 2 0 0
1938 BOS A 145 509 70 147 5 80 .289 .363 .397 26 7 59 39 0 22 5 0 0
1939 BOS A 127 525 75 167 12 73 .318 .365 .448 28 2 38 32 1 10 1 0 17
1940 BOS A 151 595 87 173 22 105 .291 .353 .497 37 10 57 53 0 6 10 0 16
1941 BOS A 132 500 74 141 16 93 .282 .339 .450 28 4 43 43 0 6 1 0 6
1942 BOS A 144 545 71 158 15 102 .290 .369 .455 35 5 67 55 1 12 4 0 11
1943 BOS A 155 604 78 163 16 75 .270 .339 .412 32 3 62 59 1 9 8 0 11
1944 BOS A 125 468 95 152 15 81 .325 .399 .528 30 10 58 31 0 10 5 0 3
1946 BOS A 151 583 95 158 18 116 .271 .346 .453 34 9 66 67 1 9 5 0 18
1947 BOS A 146 561 79 145 17 95 .258 .329 .426 23 10 59 47 0 4 3 0 25
1948 BOS A 140 527 94 150 27 111 .285 .386 .505 23 6 83 49 4 4 3 0 13
1949 BOS A 139 541 91 167 18 109 .309 .393 .497 30 9 75 33 0 7 2 0 31
1950 BOS A 149 586 103 172 27 120 .294 .367 .519 29 11 67 42 1 9 3 0 21
1951 BOS A 106 402 60 116 13 73 .289 .378 .448 21 2 57 33 1 3 2 0 10
Total 1865 7093 1094 2042 223 1247 .288 .362 .461 381 89 809 608 11 115 54 0 182

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1937 BOS A 2B 47 0 0 94 124 6 29 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1938 BOS A 2B 145 0 0 372 420 26 118 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1939 BOS A 2B 126 0 0 336 431 19 95 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1940 BOS A 2B 151 0 0 401 480 21 118 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1941 BOS A 2B 132 0 0 290 389 20 85 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1942 BOS A 2B 142 0 0 376 453 21 105 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1943 BOS A 2B 155 0 0 415 490 9 132 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1944 BOS A 2B 125 0 0 341 363 17 96 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1946 BOS A 2B 151 0 0 420 483 13 129 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1947 BOS A 2B 146 0 0 376 466 16 118 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1948 BOS A 2B 138 0 0 366 430 6 119 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1949 BOS A 2B 139 0 0 395 439 17 134 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1950 BOS A 2B 149 0 0 443 431 11 130 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1951 BOS A 2B 106 0 0 303 311 12 99 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total 2B 1852 0 0 4928 5710 214 1507 0 0 0 0 0 .980

Transactions

  • Sold by Hollywood (PCL) to Boston Red Sox with George Myatt for $75000 (November 22, 1935).

Career Highlights

  • All-Star Games: 9 times (1941-1944, 1946-1948, 1950, [[1951)
  • Finished third in the MVP voting in 1946 and finished seventh in 1944
  • Finished top ten in the league in HR 7 times and finished in the top ten in XBH 9 times
  • Finished top ten in the league in RBI 8 times

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