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  • Bobby Doerr, Boo Ferriss: The only living members of the 1946 AL Pennant-winning team

    Only one member of the 1946 American League Pennant-winning Red Sox team remains:

    --97-year-old Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr was coming off a year in the military, but he still made the 1946 All-Star team by hitting 18 home runs and driving 116 runs in. He hit .409 with a home run and three RBI in the World Series, so you can't blame the Red Sox loss on him.

    UPDATE: Boo Ferriss died November 24, 2016.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 11-29-2016, 04:00 PM.

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    Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Only two members of the 1946 American League Pennant-winning Red Sox team remain:

    --97-year-old Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr was coming off a year in the military, but he still made the 1946 All-Star team by hitting 18 home runs and driving 116 runs in. He hit .409 with a home run and three RBI in the World Series, so you can't blame the Red Sox loss on him.

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    --94-year-old Dave "Boo" Ferriss
    Bobby Doerr is the oldest living Hall Of Famer in history. He and Al Lopez are the only HOFers who lived to see their 97th birthdays. (Monte Irvin passed away in early January about a month and a half shy of his 97th birthday). Doerr has outlived Lopez by several months now and his 98th birthday will be on April 7. He had just turned 19 days earlier in April 1937 when he made his MLB debut and won the Boston Red Sox' regular second baseman's job. He is also the last living person to have played in the major leagues in the 1930s.

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    • #3
      He's also the last living player to have played with or against Lou Gehrig. Let that sink in for a bit. How awesome.

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      • #4
        Bobby Doerr - our oldest living ‪#‎HOFer‬ - turns 98 today. Mr. Doerr is the last living player to have appeared in a big league game in the 1930s, and debuted for Boston two seasons before Ted Williams. Happy Birthday to this ‪#‎RedSox‬ legend!

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        • #5
          Boo Ferriss has passed away.

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