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Red Sox HOFer Doerr Dead At 99

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Former Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr has died at the age of 99, according to the Boston Red Sox.

Doerr died at his home in Junction City, Oregon on Monday.  He was the oldest former MLB player at the time of his death and the only HOFer to reach the age of 99.

The former second baseman played in 14 seasons with the Red Sox before retiring at the age of 33 due to injury.  He was also a scout and first base coach with the team after his playing career.  Doerr was elected into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1986 and his #1 uniform number was retired at Fenway Park in 1988.

In his career he batted .288 and had 2,042 base hits for the Red Sox

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