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Joe Dobson
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Born (1917-01-20)January 20, 1917
Durant, Oklahoma
Died June 23, 1994(1994-06-23) (aged 77)
Jacksonville, Florida

Joseph Gordon Dobson (January 20, 1917 – June 23, 1994) was an American professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who appeared in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1939–40), Boston Red Sox (1941–43; 1946–50; 1954) and Chicago White Sox (1951–53).

Dobson was born in Durant, Oklahoma. At the age of nine, he lost his thumb and left forefinger playing with a dynamite cap, but it didn't keep him from reaching the Majors with the Indians. After two seasons in Cleveland he was sent to Boston.

An All-Star in 1948, Dobson enjoyed his best years with the Red Sox. Between 1941 and 1950 (excepting 1944–45, when he served in the United States Army during World War II),[1] he won 106 games for the Red Sox.

In a 14-season career, Dobson compiled a 137–103 record with 992 strikeouts, a 3.62 ERA, 112 complete games, 22 shutouts, 18 saves, and 2,170 innings in 414 games pitched (273 as a starter).

In 2012, he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.

Joe Dobson died in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 77.

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Preceded by
Bill McKechnie
Boston Red Sox Pitching Coach
1954
Succeeded by
Dave Ferriss

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