Bobby Doerr turns ninety-nine today. Bobby Doerr is the oldest living Major League Baseball player, the last living player who was active in the 1930’s and of course the oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer. Doerr played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox- from 1937-51. He was a 9 time all-star second baseman. Doerr was able to attend the Hall of Fame ceremonies every year until 2008. He is the last player living to played against Lou Gehrig. He was a teammate of the greatest hitter who ever lived- Teddy Ballgame aka Ted Williams.
Bobby Doerr’s lifetime stats- he was a .288 lifetime hitter, 223 home runs, 1247 RBI’s. He retired at age 33 after suffering several seasons with a spinal problem. He later became scout and then hitting instructor for the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.