Date and Place of Birth: January 20, 1917 Durant, Oklahoma
Died: June 23, 1994 Jacksonville, Florida
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Joe Dobson on Baseball-Almanac
He was traded to the Red Sox in December 1940
where he enjoyed his best seasons, starting with a 12-5 year in
1941. Dobson worked at the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard following the
close of the 1943 season. He entered military service with the Army
On February 20, 1945, while traveling from
Talking about his ball playing at
Dobson made another visit to
Dobson was discharged from service on February 15, 1946. He returned to the Red Sox in good form and was 13-7 with a 3.24 ERA that season. His best year was 1947 when he posted an 18-8 record for the Red Sox with a 2.95 ERA and was named to the All-Star team the following year. Dobson remained with the Red Sox through 1950. He later pitched for the White Sox and returned briefly to the Red Sox in 1954.
After retiring as a player, Dobson continued to
work for the Red Sox and spent many years as their minor league
groundskeeper. He passed away on June 23, 1994 in
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