Ted Williams called him the “Silent Captain” of the Red Sox and he’s a Hall of Famer, too, with 14 seasons in the major leagues, all for Boston.
He’s Bobby Doerr and he died Monday at age 99.
Doerr was a nine-time All-Star who hit .288 with 2,042 hits, 223 home runs and 1,247 RBI in 1,865 games for Boston from 1937 to 1951 save for the 1945 season where, like Williams, he was in the military.
“Bobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself,” Red Sox owner John Henry said in a statement. “And even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character and personality outshined it all. He will be missed.”
Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 2.
The box: 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball
The cost: $79
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
The first promotional items that Topps is producing for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is a tribute to its first set and notable players from that era.
It’s a 1951 Topps Red & Blue Backs set and it will only initially be available to VIP ticket holders at this year’s show beginning on Aug. 3 in Atlantic City, N.J.