The Hall of Fame second basemen spent his entire 13 year career with The Boston Red Sox. Like many of his teammates, he also served in the military during WWII.

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He was elected to The Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 by the Veterans Committee.

A 9 time all star, in 1988 his number "1" was retired by The Boston Red Sox and placed alongside his dear friend Ted Williams "9" for all eternity.

He was 99 years old and for the past 5 years had been Cooperstown's oldest living member.

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