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Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Mr. Bobby Doerr turns 96 years old today.

Doerr is baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer, having made his professional debut in 1937.

A 14-year veteran, Doerr was a 9-time All-star for the Boston Red Sox.  He has a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,042 career hits.  Other notable stats from his career include 1,094 runs scored, 223 home runs, 1,247 RBI, and 54 steals.  In 7,093 at-bats, Doerr struck out just 608 times – less than 10% of the time.  Doerr finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times during his major league career.

Doerr played in the 1946 World Series but the Sox lost to the Cardinals in 6 games.  In that match-up, he hit .409 by collecting 9 hits in 22 at-bats.

Happy Birthday Mr. Doerr!!!

Doerr signed these for me TTM in 2009.

Happy Birthday Joe Garagiola!!!

Happy Birthday Joe Garagiola!!!

Joe Garagiola turns 88 years old today.

A 9-year major league veteran, Joe Garagiola a pretty lasting legacy in the sport of baseball after having a career that would be considered as par or under-whelming.

Garagiola was a highly-touted teenager when he began to get scouted by major league teams.  A catcher, he made it to the big leagues at the young age of twenty.

In total, Garagiola played just nine season, but he did so for some storied franchises: the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs, and Giants.

As a player, Garagiola amassed 481 career hits en route to a .257 batting average.  He hit 82 doubles and 42 home runs during that stretch.  Defensively, he was solid, and had a pretty good knack of throwing out potential base stealers; he caught 36% of the guys that tried to run on him.

Garagiola was a member of the Cardinals World Series winning team in 1946.  In 5 games, he hit .316 with 6 hits, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

Happy Birthday Mr. Garagiola!!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Mr. Bobby Doerr turns 95 years old today.

Doerr is baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer, having made his professional debut in 1937.

A 14-year veteran, Doerr was a 9-time All-star for the Boston Red Sox.  He has a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,042 career hits.  Other notable stats from his career include 1,094 runs scored, 223 home runs, 1,247 RBI, and 54 steals.  In 7,093 at-bats, Doerr struck out just 608 times – less than 10% of the time.  Doerr finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times during his major league career.

Doerr played in the 1946 World Series but the Sox lost to the Cardinals in 6 games.  In that match-up, he hit .409 by collecting 9 hits in 22 at-bats.

Happy Birthday Mr. Doerr!!!

Doerr signed these for me TTM in 2009.

Happy Birthday Joe Garagiola!!!

Happy Birthday Joe Garagiola!!!

Joe Garagiola turns 87 years old today.

A 9-year major league veteran, Joe Garagiola a pretty lasting legacy in the sport of baseball after having a career that would be considered as par or under-whelming.

Garagiola was a highly-touted teenager when he began to get scouted by major league teams.  A catcher, he made it to the big leagues at the young age of twenty.

In total, Garagiola played just nine season, but he did so for some storied franchises: the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs, and Giants.

As a player, Garagiola amassed 481 career hits en route to a .257 batting average.  He hit 82 doubles and 42 home runs during that stretch.  Defensively, he was solid, and had a pretty good knack of throwing out potential base stealers; he caught 36% of the guys that tried to run on him.

Garagiola was a member of the Cardinals World Series winning team in 1946.  In 5 games, he hit .316 with 6 hits, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

Happy Birthday Mr. Garagiola!!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Mr. Bobby Doerr turns 94 years old today. 

Doerr is baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer, having made his professional debut in 1937. 

A 14-year veteran, Doerr was a 9-time All-star for the Boston Red Sox.  He has a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,042 career hits.  Other notable stats from his career include 1,094 runs scored, 223 home runs, 1,247 RBI, and 54 steals.  In 7,093 at-bats, Doerr struck out just 608 times – less than 10% of the time.  Doerr finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times during his major league career.  

Doerr played in the 1946 World Series but the Sox lost to the Cardinals in 6 games.  In that match-up, he hit .409 by collecting 9 hits in 22 at-bats.  

Happy Birthday Mr. Doerr!!! 

Doerr signed these for me TTM in 2009

Happy Birthday Joe Garagiola!!!

Happy Birthday Joe Garagiola!!!

Joe Garagiola turns 86 years old today.

A 9-year major league veteran, Joe Garagiola a pretty lasting legacy in the sport of baseball after having a career that would be considered as par or under-whelming.

Garagiola was a highly-touted teenager when he began to get scouted by major league teams.  A catcher, he made it to the big leagues at the young age of twenty.

In total, Garagiola played just nine season, but he did so for some storied franchises: the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs, and Giants.

As a player, Garagiola amassed 481 career hits en route to a .257 batting average.  He hit 82 doubles and 42 home runs during that stretch.  Defensively, he was solid, and had a pretty good knack of throwing out potential base stealers; he caught 36% of the guys that tried to run on him.

Garagiola was a member of the Cardinals World Series winning team in 1946.  In 5 games, he hit .316 with 6 hits, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

Happy Birthday Mr. Garagiola!!!

TTM Success: Hall of Famer, Mr. Bobby Doerr!!!

TTM Success:  Hall of Famer, Mr. Bobby Doerr!!!

He did it again!  In just over a week, Bobby Doerr returned another card to me, with a beautiful signature applied!

And he used the Red Sharpie that I sent to.  Take a look:

The Red looks pretty sweet, huh?  I agree.  When I picked up this card, I knew right away that I wanted to test the color of Red – and I am thrilled with the results.  And as a token of my appreciation, I told Mr. Doerr to keep the marker and use it as he wished.

If you send to Mr. Doerr in hopes of getting an autograph, ask him to sign in Red.  Tell him ’30-YOC’ sent you!!

Enjoy!!

Bobby Doerr 2002 Flair Greats – Another TTM Opportunity!!

Bobby Doerr 2002 Flair Greats – Another TTM Opportunity!!

I’d been looking for a unique card to send to Mr. Doerr to get signed.  Ever since I got back into the TTM game, I have received 4 or 5 beautifully signed pieces from him, but it seems like every time I post a successful return on ’30-YOC’ my Inbox is inundated with questions as to how Doerr’s autograph was so easily obtained.  Usually I offer up the signed card – and now I am left with just one in my collection.

I found this one on Ebay the other night.  And for just $0.99 it was mine!!

I am thinking that I may try sending a Sharpie along with the card this time.  But not just any Sharpie.  How do you think Red would look on this card?  I don’t know, but the color Red is calling is to me when I look at this one.

You know what comes next…

Stay tuned.  Thanks.

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Mr. Bobby Doerr turns 93 years old today. 

Doerr is baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer, having made his professional debut in 1937. 

A 14-year veteran, Doerr was a 9-time All-star for the Boston Red Sox.  He has a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,042 career hits.  Other notable stats from his career include 1,094 runs scored, 223 home runs, 1,247 RBI, and 54 steals.  In 7,093 at-bats, Doerr struck out just 608 times – less than 10% of the time.  Doerr finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times during his major league career.  

Doerr played in the 1946 World Series but the Sox lost to the Cardinals in 6 games.  In that match-up, he hit .409 by collecting 9 hits in 22 at-bats.  

Happy Birthday Mr. Doerr!!! 

Doerr signed these for me TTM in 2009

Happy Birthday Bobby Doerr!!

Mr. Bobby Doerr turns 92 years old today. 

Doerr is baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer, having made his professional debut in 1937. 

A 14-year veteran, Doerr was a 9-time All-star for the Boston Red Sox.  He has a lifetime batting average of .288 with 2,042 career hits.  Other notable stats from his career include 1,094 runs scored, 223 home runs, 1,247 RBI, and 54 steals.  In 7,093 at-bats, Doerr struck out just 608 times – less than 10% of the time.  Doerr finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 7 times during his major league career.  

Doerr played in the 1946 World Series but the Sox lost to the Cardinals in 6 games.  In that match-up, he hit .409 by collecting 9 hits in 22 at-bats.  

Happy Birthday Mr. Doerr!!! 

Doerr signed these for me TTM in 2009