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).
|Born: January 20, 1917|
|Died: June 23, 1994 (aged 77)|
|April 26, 1939, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 30, 1954, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.62|
|Career highlights and awards|
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), he won 106 games for the Red Sox.
As a hitter, Dobson posted a .152 batting average (106-for-697) with 46 runs, 2 home runs, 35 RBI and 54 bases on balls. Defensively, he was above average, recording a .977 fielding percentage which was 20 points higher than the league average at his position.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- 1949 Boston Red Sox, at Baseball Historian
- Joe Dobson at SABR bio project
- Joe Dobson at Find a Grave
| Boston Red Sox Pitching Coach
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