Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Second Basemen, A to Z: Bobby Doerr

Player: Bobby Doerr
Born: 4/7/1918 in Los Angeles, California
Major League Career: 1937-51
Games Played at Second Base: 1,852
Most Games Played For: Boston Red Sox

Photo via Power Play Sportscards

Bobby Doerr was an All-Star nine times in his career. He is one of eight players to have his jersey number (#1) retired by the Boston Red Sox, for whom he played his entire career. He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1986.


For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.

Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.

Be sure to visit Kathleen at Living 2012. In addition to her A-Z adventures, Kathleen is taking on my 12 Books in 12 Months Challenge! Care to join her? Details on the challenge are here. The books I read are listed and linked here. The books other people have read are here.

Please also visit another new friend at InspiringAlways.


  1. A very cool theme for the Challenge! Bobby Doerr was a great one and I'm glad he ultimately made it to the Hall of Fame.

    Stephen Tremp
    Co-host A to Z Challenge

  2. I don't follow baseball. But I will ask my husband and he will tell me all about him. You two would get along great!

  3. I'm impressed with the specificity of your theme AND the title of your blog. New Follower waving to you from down in the 600's of the A to Z.

  4. I'm not really into sports, but it sounds like you've got a great A-Z theme! It's interesting to see the old photographs.

    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

  5. Nice post-- I don't follow baseball much-- had not heard of Bobby Doerr. Thanks for sharing :)

    Cheers, Jenn

  6. Loved seeing Tek and Wakefield helping Pesky and Doerr out onto the field for Fenway's 100th on Friday....but haven't liked anything there since...