Bobby Doerr Answers A Few Questions

A few years ago, I sent this questionnaire through the mail to Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr. This is one of the best (of only a few, granted) questionnaires that I have ever received, because he is a Hall of Famer.

There’s not too much here, but I thought you would enjoy reading what he had to say nonetheless.


Question: What did you enjoy most about playing baseball?
Answer: Just playing and with great players

Q: Who was your favorite ballplayer as a child?
A: Charlie Gehringer, 2nd Base Detroit

Q: Which pitcher gave you the most trouble as a batter?
A: Bob Feller

Q: What advice helped you the most as a ballplayer?
A: Joe Cronin, to relax

Q: What was it like to be a rookie in 1937 with greats such as Jimmie Foxx and Joe Cronin?
A: Was a great thrill

Q: If you could have changed one thing about baseball when you were playing, what would it be?
A: Don’t try to pull to much hitters

Q: You were in NINE All-Star games. What was it like to be in the All-Star games so many times?
A: Great

Q: As a child, did you dream of becoming a professional ballplayer? If not, what did you want to be?
A: Always play ball

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