Harry Dooms

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Henry E. Dooms

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Biographical Information[edit]

Harry Dooms played one game for the Louisville Colonels in 1892. He appeared in right field, one of eleven players to field that position for the Colonels that year.

However, a Sporting Life blurb in 1890 referred to him as a pitcher while with Newark.

Harry had played in various minor leagues beginning in 1886. At age 19, he was a teammate of the 18-year-old Jake Beckley at Leavenworth in 1886, and again in 1887.

In 1889 arrest warrants were issued for several players, including Dooms, for allegedly jumping their California League contracts.

"Jack Dooms, who, barring the peerless Breitenstein when "The" was in his prime, was the best pitcher St. Louis has ever turned out, died at his home in this city last week. He twirled for the Newark, N. J., team about eight years ago, and his work then was sensational. Besides being a great mystifier when on the rubber, Dooms could hit with the best of them. His last appearance on the diamond in St. Louis was with Ed Joyce's Browns Reserves a few years back. He was worked in the outfield, and his great hitting helped to win many a game. Dooms first attracted attention when pitching for the old Willows, of this city, when that was the leading amateur team in the West." - an obituary in Sporting Life, January 6, 1900

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