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Joe Dobson
Born: January 20, 1917(1917-01-20)
Durant, Oklahoma
Died: June 23, 1994 (aged 77)
Jacksonville, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 26, 1939 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 1954 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     137-103
Earned run average     3.62
Strikeouts     992
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Gordon (Joe) Dobson (January 20, 1917 - June 23, 1994), nicknamed "Burrhead ", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played with 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, and playing 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 1941-50 (except in 1944-45 for military duties), 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 2170 innings in 414 games (273 as a starter).

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

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


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