Bobby Doerr, a Hall of Fame second baseman and the major league's oldest living former player, died at the age of 99 on Monday.
The Boston Red Sox announced the passing of Doerr in a statement Tuesday.
“Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself,” Red Sox owner John Henry said in the statement, according to The Associated Press. “And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character, and personality outshined it all. He will be missed.”
Doer, a lifelong friend and teammate of Ted Williams, was a nine-time All-Star who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986. The Red Sox retired his No. 1 in 1988.
He retired from baseball after the 1951 season with a lifetime slash line of .288/.362/.461, which included 2,042 hits, 223 home runs, and 1,247 RBIs.
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