Bobby Doerr Stats

Bobby Doerr was born on Sunday, April 7, 1918, in Los Angeles, California. Doerr was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 20, 1937, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bobby Doerr baseball stats page.

"There is a lot of luck in baseball, and what is luck? Luck is really just a lot of practice and a lot of work. I think it goes back to bouncing the ball off the steps a jillion times and my God, preety soon you have to get pretty good." - Bobby Doerr
Bobby Doerr

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Bobby "The Silent Captain" Doerr Autograph on a 1992 Conlon Collection Baseball Card (#467)

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Birth Name:
Robert Pershing Doerr
Nickname:
Bobby or The Silent Captain
Born On:
04-07-1918  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-13-2017 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Junction City, Oregon
Cemetery:
Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Junction City, Oregon
High School:
Fremont High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
04-20-1937 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-07-1951
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1937 19 Red Sox 55 147 22 33 5 1 2 0 14 18 0 25 4 0 1 2 .224 .313 .313
1938 20 Red Sox 145 509 70 147 26 7 5 1 80 59 0 39 22 0 0 6 .289 .363 .397
1939 21 Red Sox 127 525 75 167 28 2 12 1 73 38 0 32 10 0 1 17 .318 .365 .448
1940 22 Red Sox 151 595 87 173 37 10 22 1 105 57 0 53 6 0 0 16 .291 .353 .497
1941 23 Red Sox 132 500 74 141 28 4 16 1 93 43 0 43 6 0 0 6 .282 .339 .450
1942 24 Red Sox 144 545 71 158 35 5 15 0 102 67 0 55 12 0 1 11 .290 .369 .455
1943 25 Red Sox 155 604 78 163 32 3 16 0 75 62 0 59 9 0 1 11 .270 .339 .412
1944 26 Red Sox 125 468 95 152 30 10 15 0 81 58 0 31 10 0 0 3 .325 .399 .528
1946 28 Red Sox 151 583 95 158 34 9 18 1 116 66 0 67 9 0 1 18 .271 .346 .453
1947 29 Red Sox 146 561 79 145 23 10 17 1 95 59 0 47 4 0 0 25 .258 .329 .426
1948 30 Red Sox 140 527 94 150 23 6 27 1 111 83 0 49 4 0 4 13 .285 .386 .505
1949 31 Red Sox 139 541 91 167 30 9 18 0 109 75 0 33 7 0 0 31 .309 .393 .497
1950 32 Red Sox 149 586 103 172 29 11 27 1 120 67 0 42 9 0 1 21 .294 .367 .519
1951 33 Red Sox 106 402 60 116 21 2 13 0 73 57 0 33 3 0 1 10 .289 .378 .448
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 1,865 7,093 1,094 2,042 381 89 223 8 1,247 809 0 608 115 0 11 190 .288 .362 .461
Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1937 Red Sox 2B 47 36 882 224 4.8 218 94 124 6 29 n/a n/a n/a .973 6.67
1938 Red Sox 2B 145 141 3,576 818 5.6 792 372 420 26 118 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.98
1939 Red Sox 2B 126 125 3,129 786 6.2 767 336 431 19 95 n/a n/a n/a .976 6.62
1940 Red Sox 2B 151 151 4,014 902 6.0 881 401 480 21 118 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.93
1941 Red Sox 2B 132 130 3,318 699 5.3 679 290 389 20 85 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.53
1942 Red Sox 2B 142 142 3,774 850 6.0 829 376 453 21 105 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.93
1943 Red Sox 2B 155 155 465 914 5.9 905 415 490 9 132 n/a n/a n/a .990 52.55
1944 Red Sox 2B 125 125 3,372 721 5.8 704 341 363 17 96 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.64
1946 Red Sox 2B 151 151 426 916 6.1 903 420 483 13 129 n/a n/a n/a .986 57.23
1947 Red Sox 2B 146 146 3,801 858 5.9 842 376 466 16 118 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.98
1948 Red Sox 2B 138 138 3,627 802 5.8 796 366 430 6 119 n/a n/a n/a .993 5.93
1949 Red Sox 2B 139 139 3,708 851 6.1 834 395 439 17 134 n/a n/a n/a .980 6.07
1950 Red Sox 2B 149 149 3,948 885 5.9 874 443 431 11 130 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.98
1951 Red Sox 2B 106 105 2,856 626 5.9 614 303 311 12 99 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.80
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 1,852 1,833 40,896 10,852 5.9 10,638 4,928 5,710 214 1,507 n/a n/a n/a .980 7.02
14 Years 1,852 1,833 40,896 10,852 5.9 10,638 4,928 5,710 214 1,507 n/a n/a n/a .980 7.02
Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1937 Red Sox 2 4 .333 1 9 n/a 73.5 5.9 10.5 - - -
1938 Red Sox 5 10 .333 0 1 n/a 101.8 13.1 6.4 - - -
1939 Red Sox 1 10 .091 1 0 n/a 43.8 16.4 7.2 - - -
1940 Red Sox 10 5 .667 0 0 n/a 27.0 11.2 5.7 - - -
1941 Red Sox 1 3 .250 1 0 n/a 31.3 11.6 5.4 - - -
1942 Red Sox 4 4 .500 2 0 n/a 36.3 9.9 5.3 - - -
1943 Red Sox 8 8 .500 0 0 n/a 37.8 10.2 8.1 - - -
1944 Red Sox 5 2 .714 0 0 n/a 31.2 15.1 5.8 - - -
1946 Red Sox 5 6 .455 0 0 n/a 32.4 8.7 5.0 - - -
1947 Red Sox 3 3 .500 0 0 n/a 33.0 11.9 5.9 - - -
1948 Red Sox 3 2 .600 2 0 n/a 19.5 10.8 4.7 - - -
1949 Red Sox 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 30.1 16.4 5.0 - - -
1950 Red Sox 3 4 .429 0 0 n/a 21.7 14.0 4.9 - - -
1951 Red Sox 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 30.9 12.2 5.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 54 64 .458 7 10 n/a 31.8 11.7 5.7 - - -
Bobby Doerr

Bobby Doerr Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1937 Boston Red Sox 9 $3,300.00 - -
1938 Boston Red Sox 1 $4,000.00 - -
1939 Boston Red Sox 1 $7,000.00 - -
1940 Boston Red Sox 1 $10,000.00 - -
1941 Boston Red Sox 1 $12,000.00 Stats -
1942 Boston Red Sox 1 $12,000.00 Stats -
1943 Boston Red Sox 1 $14,000.00 Stats -
1944 Boston Red Sox 1 $14,000.00 Stats -
1946 Boston Red Sox 1 $17,500.00 Stats Stats
1947 Boston Red Sox 1 $22,500.00 Stats -
1948 Boston Red Sox 1 $22,500.00 Stats -
1949 Boston Red Sox 1 $27,500.00 - -
1950 Boston Red Sox 1 $27,500.00 Stats -
1951 Boston Red Sox 1 $27,500.00 Stats -


Did you know that Bobby Doerr, the first Boston Red Sox player to hit for the cycle twice in his career ( May 17, 1944 & May 13, 1947 ), set franchise records upon his retirement for career games played (1,865), at bats (7,093), hits (2,042), doubles (381), total bases (3,270) and runs batted in (1,247) - all of which were later broken by his longtime teammate Ted Williams ?

Bobby Doerr Hall of Fame Plaque
Bobby Doerr | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1986 ( HOF )
Bobby Doerr's plaque (above) at the National Baseball Hall of Fame includes, "Quiet leader of Red Sox during 1940's, consistent second baseman, top double play man and fine clutch hitter." How consistent? Doerr set the American League (AL) record in 1948 by handling 414 consecutive chances over 73 games without a single error. He led junior circuit second basemen in double plays five times, tying an AL record, in putouts and fielding percentage four times, and in assists three times. He held the Major League record for career double plays at second base (1,507) until Nellie Fox surpassed his mark in 1963, and his career fielding percentage (.980) was a Major League record until Red Schoendienst passed him in 1953.

Boston Red Sox Teammates
The Teammates | Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky & Ted Williams
On May 21, 1988, the Red Sox retired #1 in honor of Bobby Doerr who spent his entire 14-year big league career in Boston . From the day he made his debut, going 3-for-5 for the on Opening Day, April 20, 1937 , to the day he retired; Tommy Henrich said of him, "He is one of the few who played the game hard and retired with no enemies," Doerr embodied all the quality traits of professional baseball player both on and off the field. The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship (cover seen above), discusses that time on and off the field, includes Bobby Doerr (and Dom DiMaggio , Johnny Pesky & Ted Williams ), and is an absolutely superb and moving book about friendship that should not be missed (regardless if you are a Red Sox fan or not).

Last-Modified: April 24, 2019 6:32 AM EST

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