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Bobby Doerr    \DOUGH-er\

Robert Pershing Doerr

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1937 (Age 19.013, 6,730th in MLB history)   vs. PHA 5 AB, 3 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1937-1951

Last Game: September 7, 1951 (Age 33.153)   vs. PHA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1986.
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1937 BOS AL 19 2B 47 36 34 345.0 224 94 124 6 29 .973 5.69 4.64 .972 5.77 5.64
1938 BOS AL 20 2B 145 141 136 1230.0 818 372 420 26 118 .968 5.80 5.46 .967 5.67 5.52
1939 BOS AL 21 2B 126 125 117 1095.0 786 336 431 19 95 .976 6.30 6.09 .965 5.66 5.56
1940 BOS AL 22 2B 151 151 150 1350.0 902 401 480 21 118 .977 5.87 5.83 .969 5.49 5.39
1941 BOS AL 23 2B 132 130 126 1134.0 699 290 389 20 85 .971 5.39 5.14 .967 5.53 5.47 AS
1942 BOS AL 24 2B 142 142 141 1264.0 850 376 453 21 105 .975 5.90 5.84 .969 5.66 5.62 AS,MVP-11
1943 BOS AL 25 2B 155 155 155 1426.0 914 415 490 9 132 .990 5.71 5.84 .969 5.51 5.57 AS,MVP-14
1944 BOS AL 26 2B 125 125 125 1124.0 721 341 363 17 96 .976 5.64 5.63 .967 5.59 5.61 AS,MVP-7
1946 BOS AL 28 2B 151 151 142 1326.0 916 420 483 13 129 .986 6.13 5.98 .970 5.60 5.54 AS,MVP-3
1947 BOS AL 29 2B 146 146 137 1282.0 858 376 466 16 118 .981 5.91 5.77 .978 5.54 5.46 AS,MVP-24
1948 BOS AL 30 2B 138 138 136 1222.0 802 366 430 6 119 .993 5.86 5.77 .976 5.70 5.62 AS,MVP-19
1949 BOS AL 31 2B 139 139 138 1237.0 851 395 439 17 134 .980 6.07 6.00 .974 5.59 5.49 MVP-16
1950 BOS AL 32 2B 149 149 148 1316.0 885 443 431 11 130 .988 5.98 5.87 .976 5.86 5.76 AS,MVP-16
1951 BOS AL 33 2B 106 105 100 952.0 626 303 311 12 99 .981 5.80 5.79 .978 5.72 5.69 AS
14 Seasons 2B 1852 1833 1785 16303.0 10852 4928 5710 214 1507 .980 5.87 5.74 .971 5.62 5.56
14 Seasons TOT 1852 1833 1785 16303.0 10852 4928 5710 214 1507 .980 5.87 5.74 .971 5.62 5.56
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1937 BOS AL 19 2B
1938 BOS AL 20 2B
1939 BOS AL 21 2B
1940 BOS AL 22 2B
1941 BOS AL 23 2B
1942 BOS AL 24 2B
1943 BOS AL 25 2B
1944 BOS AL 26 2B
1946 BOS AL 28 2B
1947 BOS AL 29 2B
1948 BOS AL 30 2B
1949 BOS AL 31 2B
1950 BOS AL 32 2B
1951 BOS AL 33 2B
14 Seasons 2B
14 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1937 BOS AL 19 55 36 55 47 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
1938 BOS AL 20 145 141 145 145 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1939 BOS AL 21 127 125 127 126 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1940 BOS AL 22 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1941 BOS AL 23 132 130 132 132 0 0 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1942 BOS AL 24 144 142 144 142 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1943 BOS AL 25 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 BOS AL 26 125 125 125 125 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946 BOS AL 28 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 BOS AL 29 146 146 146 146 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 BOS AL 30 140 138 140 138 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1949 BOS AL 31 139 139 139 139 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 BOS AL 32 149 149 149 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 BOS AL 33 106 105 106 106 0 0 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 1865 1833 1865 1852 0 0 0 1852 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 10
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1937 BOS AL 19 1134 63% 82% 27% 113 94% 0 68 25 31 12 93 72 20 0 0 6 0 5 1 4 20 4 5 6 0 17 6 11 2 1 1
1938 BOS AL 20 3058 58% 82% 24% 256 91% 4 192 64 106 23 215 164 35 2 3 17 3 11 3 12 66 20 16 18 3 58 21 36 7 4 3
1939 BOS AL 21 2709 61% 84% 27% 268 93% 1 164 54 90 20 231 175 51 1 5 11 0 11 0 10 59 19 10 20 2 54 22 30 2 1 1
1940 BOS AL 22 2890 64% 81% 27% 262 96% 1 193 63 110 20 229 189 34 0 8 13 0 12 1 8 53 19 9 14 0 49 14 34 3 1 2
1941 BOS AL 23 2668 59% 81% 24% 208 95% 0 147 39 76 32 187 152 32 1 0 6 1 5 0 4 39 13 10 12 0 36 12 24 3 2 1
1942 BOS AL 24 1324 54% 86% 28% 130 94% 0 88 25 42 21 115 96 14 0 3 5 0 4 1 4 18 9 2 3 1 15 4 11 2 1 1
1943 BOS AL 25 1772 59% 82% 28% 165 95% 1 123 31 59 33 152 118 27 0 5 3 0 3 0 3 38 8 9 11 0 30 11 18 7 3 3
1944 BOS AL 26 717 65% 84% 23% 51 92% 0 43 11 21 11 46 37 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 13 5 1 4 0 11 4 7 1 1 0
1946 BOS AL 28 4299 63% 79% 25% 373 94% 1 303 88 167 48 349 283 57 0 9 9 0 8 1 7 105 43 27 20 3 100 23 74 5 3 2
1947 BOS AL 29 4237 57% 83% 26% 390 94% 0 267 72 148 47 367 320 41 1 3 11 0 9 2 7 96 37 24 16 6 89 22 66 5 5 0
1948 BOS AL 30 4772 59% 83% 27% 430 96% 1 328 106 169 53 390 321 56 1 8 6 1 5 0 4 109 48 18 21 3 96 24 69 12 6 6
1949 BOS AL 31 5011 63% 80% 27% 491 92% 1 373 134 196 43 412 347 52 0 12 15 0 14 1 13 130 44 34 26 5 117 32 82 12 8 2
1950 BOS AL 32 5215 63% 79% 24% 434 94% 0 385 121 190 73 376 304 63 0 21 11 1 7 3 6 114 45 24 33 2 107 35 70 6 3 3
1951 BOS AL 33 4126 65% 81% 26% 355 94% 1 299 98 155 46 307 255 41 0 12 12 1 10 1 10 99 34 20 23 1 86 25 59 11 3 8
14 Seasons 43932 61% 81% 26% 3926 94% 11 2973 931 1560 482 3469 2833 531 6 89 126 7 105 14 93 959 348 209 227 26 865 255 591 78 42 33
MLB Averages 61% 83% 26% 93%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1953 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1956 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1958 BBWAA ( 9.4%)
1960 BBWAA ( 5.6%)
1962 BBWAA ( 6.2%)
1964 BBWAA (11.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 2.5%)
1966 BBWAA ( 9.9%)
1967 BBWAA (12.0%)
1967 Run Off ( 4.9%)
1968 BBWAA (17.0%)
1969 BBWAA (18.2%)
1970 BBWAA (25.0%)
1971 BBWAA (21.7%)
1986 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1986
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1941 (2B)
1942
1943 (2B)
1944 (2B)
1946 (2B)
1947 *
1948 *
1950 (2B)
1951 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1942 AL (11, 7%)
1943 AL (14, 6%)
1944 AL (7, 22%)
1946 AL (3, 47%)
1947 AL (24, 2%)
1948 AL (19, 3%)
1949 AL (16, 2%)
1950 AL (16, 4%)
0.93 Career Shares (277th)

Assistss c a p y
1939 AL  431 (5th)
1940 AL  480 (2nd)
1942 AL  453 (3rd)
1943 AL  490 (2nd)
1946 AL  483 (2nd)
1947 AL  466 (3rd)
Career  5,710 (56th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  145 (2nd)
1939 AL  126 (2nd)
1940 AL  151 (2nd)
1941 AL  132 (3rd)
1942 AL  142 (4th)
1943 AL  155 (1st)
1944 AL  125 (5th)
1946 AL  151 (1st)
1947 AL  146 (3rd)
1949 AL  139 (4th)
1950 AL  149 (3rd)
Career  1,852 (15th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  372 (2nd)
1939 AL  336 (2nd)
1940 AL  401 (1st)
1941 AL  290 (4th)
1942 AL  376 (2nd)
1943 AL  415 (1st)
1944 AL  341 (5th)
1946 AL  420 (1st)
1947 AL  376 (2nd)
1948 AL  366 (2nd)
1949 AL  395 (2nd)
1950 AL  443 (1st)
1951 AL  303 (5th)
Career  4,928 (8th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  420 (3rd)
1939 AL  431 (2nd)
1940 AL  480 (2nd)
1941 AL  389 (4th)
1942 AL  453 (2nd)
1943 AL  490 (1st)
1944 AL  363 (5th)
1946 AL  483 (1st)
1947 AL  466 (1st)
1948 AL  430 (5th)
1949 AL  439 (2nd)
1950 AL  431 (2nd)
Career  5,710 (14th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  26 (2nd)
1939 AL  19 (3rd)
1940 AL  21 (4th)
1941 AL  20 (5th)
1947 AL  16 (3rd)
1949 AL  17 (4th)
Career  214 (60th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  118 (1st)
1939 AL  95 (2nd)
1940 AL  118 (1st)
1941 AL  85 (5th)
1942 AL  105 (2nd)
1943 AL  132 (1st)
1944 AL  96 (4th)
1946 AL  129 (1st)
1947 AL  118 (1st)
1948 AL  119 (2nd)
1949 AL  134 (2nd)
1950 AL  130 (3rd)
1951 AL  99 (4th)
Career  1,507 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1938 AL  5.80 (3rd)
1939 AL  6.30 (1st)
1940 AL  5.87 (2nd)
1941 AL  5.39 (5th)
1942 AL  5.90 (1st)
1943 AL  5.71 (4th)
1944 AL  5.64 (5th)
1946 AL  6.13 (1st)
1947 AL  5.91 (2nd)
1948 AL  5.86 (3rd)
1949 AL  6.07 (1st)
1950 AL  5.98 (5th)
1951 AL  5.80 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  5.46 (4th)
1939 AL  6.09 (1st)
1940 AL  5.83 (2nd)
1942 AL  5.84 (1st)
1943 AL  5.84 (2nd)
1944 AL  5.63 (4th)
1946 AL  5.98 (1st)
1947 AL  5.77 (2nd)
1948 AL  5.77 (3rd)
1949 AL  6.00 (1st)
1950 AL  5.87 (3rd)
1951 AL  5.79 (3rd)
Career  5.74 (27th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1938 AL  .968 (4th)
1939 AL  .976 (2nd)
1940 AL  .977 (2nd)
1941 AL  .971 (4th)
1942 AL  .975 (1st)
1943 AL  .990 (1st)
1944 AL  .976 (3rd)
1946 AL  .986 (1st)
1947 AL  .981 (4th)
1948 AL  .993 (2nd)
1949 AL  .980 (2nd)
1950 AL  .988 (1st)
1951 AL  .981 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1937 AL  born 1918-04-07 (2nd)
1938 AL  born 1918-04-07 (3rd)

                                         

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