Bobby Doerr

Apr 7, 1918 – Nov 13, 2017 (Age 99)


Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the "Silent Captain" of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and friend Ted Williams, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, according to The Associated Press. He was 99. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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One of the original modern RED SOX greats -I saw him play when I was 6 yrs old at old yankee stadium with Ted Williams -A great player -An honest good person -Brad Suneson Knoxville Tn

I have grown up watching the Sox, and although I am way too young to have watched him play, I know the greats by name as a fan. Had the opportunity to meet Don and he was the nicest guy around. Thank you for inviting me to the funeral. I was unable to attend sadly but I will always remember the kindness you showed by sending me the invite. I'm sorry for your loss but he will forever live in the hearts of every Red Sox fan, young and old. Goodbye Silent Captain, God speed.
Marti- Eugene,...

I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He will be remembered for his talent on the baseball field. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

I saw Bobby Doerr play in Chicago and St. Louis. In a950 I witnessed a double header in which the Red Sox won both games and moved into first place. The second game lasted sixteen innings. Doerr's defensive play was outstanding; time after time he turned potential rbi hits into outs. I called him after his wife died;Itold him I had seen that
double header, and he remembered that night.
He remembered making one play in which he moved to this left, cleanly scooped up a smash by Jim...

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Doerr's family. May Almighty God in his infinite wisdom grant solace during this most challenging time. Bobby was truly a talented and compassionate man of integrity. We will always remember his fine legacy. We will all miss Bobby very much. With Love & Prayers

I'm writing for 2 men from Junction City, both have passed away. They both always had good words to say about Bobby Doerr and thought highly of him. The first man was my Dad, Holger Jensen, City Recorder of Junction City, he always enjoyed it when Mr. Doerr came into his office or he just saw him around town, my Dad always talked very highly of Bobby, a Christian man and a friend to Many. The second man I am writing for is Dr. Clifford Matson, I was talking to his daughter recently and she...

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


Wish there were more players like Bobby Doerr today. They loved the game and were
grateful and honored to play. We were glued
to the TV to watch or to the radio !!
Thank You Mr Doerr for being a great American ball player who brought us so
much joy and dedication to the sport.