Bobby Doerr 1951 photo Who's Who Magazine
Bobby Doerr, at sixteen years old, was already playing second base for the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. In 1936, at 19 years old, he led the minor leagues with 238 hits. Bobby Doerr, at 20 years old, was playing for the Boston Red Sox. In 1939, he hit .318 with 28 doubles and 12 HR's. In 1944, he led the AL in slugging with a .528 pct and was second in batting with a .325 average. In 1946, Doerr blasted a total of sixty-one extra base hits including 18 HR's and his heavy hitting helped the Red Sox win the pennant. He batted in over 100 runs in six different years and was considered one of the best clutch hitters in baseball. Doerr, played his whole career with the Boston Red Sox.
Bobby Doerr was an outstanding fielding 2nd. baseman and during the 1940's he was ranked as the best all-around 2nd. baseman in the American League. He led the AL in 20 different categories during his career; including fielding pct., double plays, and assists. Bobby Doerr was considered a class ballplayer who never made an enemy and he always found time for baseball fans. This Hall of Famer played for 14 years and had a career batting ave of .288, he got 2,042 hits in 7,093 at bats. Pounded 381 doubles, 89 triples and hit 223 HR's. We salute Bobby Doerr for his great all-around play and for his fine sportsman-like conduct. Boston Red Sox Baseball History presented by the Official Baseball Historian