Bobby Doerr Way: People on Eugene street named for Red Sox star react
EUGENE, Ore. - Tucked away in West Eugene, you'll find a tidy street of nice homes on a street named for local legend.
People who live on and use the street reacted Tuesday to the news that Bobby Doerr, a World Series champion with the Red Sox and Hall of Fame second baseman, had died in Junction City at the age of 99.
"I was very sad. It's like taking a chunk of your heart out," Ron Knight said.
Knight had just heard the news of Doerr's passing when we spoke to him on Bobby Doerr Way in Eugene.
"Me and my friends when I was in grammar school and junior high, we used to watch him play baseball," Knight said. "We used to like Duke Snider and all those. They were our heroes."
"I was young. I mainly read about him more than anything as a young boy," Gary Powell said. "I had a little home run book, "Home Run Kings" is what it was called, and wish I could have saw him play."