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Cooperstown recognized Doerr for his stellar playing career.
Played for Boston: 1937-1944, 1946-1951
Boston Stats: 1,865 G, .288 BA, 223 HR, 1,247 RBI, 2,042 H, 1,094 R, 381 2B, 809 BB
Although he is often mentioned as the teammate of mega-star Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr was a Hall of Famer in his own right, earning enshrinement into Cooperstown in 1986.
He was one of the best defensive second basemen in the game during his career, leading the American League five times in double plays and four times in putouts and Range Factor.
The nine-time All Star was also exceptional with the bat. His best season came in 1944 when he hit .325 with 15 home runs, 81 RBI and 95 runs in 125 games.
He missed the entire 1945 season because of military service, but bounced back to bat .283 with 21 home runs and 110 RBI over the next five years after his return.
In addition to his play, his close and productive relationship with teammates Johnny Pesky, Dom DiMaggio and Williams was celebrated in a book and a statue that now sits outside of Fenway Park.
Doerr is not only the best second baseman to ever take the field for the Red Sox, but he is also one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise.
Statistics via Baseball-Reference