Denny Doyle Death, Obituary – Denny Doyle has passed away untimely and unexpectedly leaving friends, loved ones, family, and the entire community heartbroken and in grievance, according to a social media sharing. According to a post on social media that was written by his brother, former Major League Baseball second baseman Denny Doyle, who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1970–1973), California Angels (1974–1975), and Boston Red Sox (1975–1977) between the years 1975 and 1977, passed away on December 21. Doyle was 78 years old at the time of his death. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed, yet he was a right-handed pitcher.
He finished his career with a batting average of.250 and 16 home runs, which led to the perception that he was a strong fielder at second base but a poor hitter. After being traded from the Angels to the Red Sox in June of 1975, Doyle had his best season that year. He batted.310 for the Red Sox in 89 games, including a hit streak that was the highest in the league at 22 games. Doyle’s performance helped the Red Sox win the World Series that year. In both the American League Championship Series and the World Series that the Red Sox played in 1975, he was the starting second baseman for the team.
On April 18, 1970, Doyle got the only hit, a lead-off single in the first inning, against Nolan Ryan of the New York Mets. On May 24, 1971, Doyle hit a two-run home run in a game against the Cincinnati Reds pitched by Gary Nolan. Doyle has the distinction of having the only hit in three one-hitters during his career. Then, on July 18, 1972, Doyle broke up Steve Arlin’s effort for a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres by singling out with two outs in the ninth inning. At the time, Doyle was playing for the Padres. Don Zimmer, the manager of the Padres, brought in his third baseman in order to prepare for the possibility of a bunt.
After that, Doyle hit the ball over the third baseman’s head, and Arlin’s chance to change the course of his life was gone. It wasn’t until Joe Musgrove in 2021 that a Padres pitcher recorded a no-hitter while wearing the team’s uniform; prior to that, this was the closest any Padres pitcher came to achieving that feat. Doyle’s major league career is perhaps best known for his role in the famous Game Six of the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. This game featured Carlton Fisk’s dramatic home run in the twelfth inning, which has become one of baseball’s most iconic moments. Doyle played a key role in this game and is perhaps best known for his role in this game.
Doyle was a part of a play that happened in the ninth inning that baseball fans still talk about. When Fred Lynn hoisted a fly ball to short left field, the game was deadlocked at 6-6, there were no outs remaining, and Doyle was positioned at third base. Following the catch that left fielder George Foster made for the Reds, Doyle tagged up and made an effort to score the game-winning run. It was an unfortunate turn of events, but the fact that he was thrown out at home plate helped set the scenario for Fisk’s following game-winning home run. Red Sox third-base coach Don Zimmer said to the press after the game, “I was yelling ‘no, no, no,’ but with the noise from the fans, he (Doyle) believed I was saying ‘go, go, go.
‘” Doyle was the only player on either team to reach base safely in all seven games of the World Series. This was a series that featured five players who would go on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. My condolences go out to his family and friends, and may he finally find some peace in his passing. The information for this article was taken in its entirety from Doyle’s Wikipedia page. A special thank you goes out to Bruce Wood, a follower of this page, for notifying us about the demise of Mr. Doyle.