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Old 11-14-2017, 09:44 AM
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Very sad news! Mr. Doerr signed for me many times TTM over the years, and included some nice extras like a signed HOF plaque, a card, etc.

Speaking of oldest living Major Leaguers, does anyone know where I can find a listing of oldest players? I am familiar with the Wikipedia list but that only runs 1-100. Is it possible to sort this information on Baseball-Reference or another site? I have seen football lists, but can't seem to find a reliable baseball list.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:53 AM
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RIP. He certainly had a great and long life. Wonderful to fans with signing through the mail as stated. A class act for sure.
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RIP Bobby Doerr. I was bidding on his rookie card last night. Really sad to hear about his passing, one of the greatest Sox of all-time; the 1940s Doerr, Williams, Pesky + DiMaggio combo is legendary. I was watching this video the other day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlwxU0TJ98Y , it is fantastic to see 80 years of Red Sox all together at Fenway.

My prayers go out to his family and friends,

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Owen,
I am not a Red Sox fan but the video you shared was fantastic. I loved how all the players entered the field. I only wish there was a way to identify all of them. Seeing how many of the players have aged was very sad to watch. Highlight was seing Yastrzemski & Doerr. What was up with all of the players filming themselves with their phones?
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:10 AM
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I was watching this video the other day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlwxU0TJ98Y , it is fantastic to see 80 years of Red Sox all together at Fenway.

Owen
I attended that game with my dad (now 82) - one of my favorite games I was able to ever attend with him. We were both lighting up at the sight of some of our favorites from all eras walking out on the field.

Never saw a video of it again since seeing it live that day - it was cool to watch again now - thanks for posting it....
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Nooo! What a class act right up til the end. Tommy Henrich once said "Bobby was one of the few who played the game as hard as he did and retired with no enemies."

I could be wrong, but is he the last of the prewar HOFers?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:49 AM
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Oh, no. RIP, Bobby.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:13 AM
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IIRC:

Mr. Doerr is the only person who is on a card as a player from All of these brands:

Goudey, Play Ball, Leaf. Bowman and Topps

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Such a willing and gracious signer.

Funny story. I had always wanted a signed example of one of those Cooperstown group photos of all of the inductees by the lake in the back of the hotel. Finally was able to pick one up about a year and a half ago. After a few months I was bored and decided to see if everyone in the photo had signed it. I counted 36 people in the photo and 35 signatures. Dammit! Well, I figured I would see who was missing and maybe try at some point to get it signed if the player was still alive. I looked and looked and finally figured it out. It was Bobby Doerr. The man who signed everything and anything. He missed out on this one. By the time I figured it out I had heard that he was in a nursing home, so I wasn't about to try to bother him to sign it. The one guy who didn't sign the damn thing turned out to be the most prolific of them all (maybe even moreso than Feller)!!

RIP Mr. Doerr. Class act indeed.

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Mr. Doerr is the only person who is on a card as a player from All of these brands:

Goudey, Play Ball, Leaf. Bowman and Topps

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