Jack Doscher

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John Henry Doscher Jr.

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Biographical Information[edit]

The son of Herm Doscher, Jack Doscher pitched 27 games in the majors during 1903-1906 and 1908. As a result, he was the first second-generation major leaguer.

He first played with the Chicago Cubs in 1903 for only one year, then moved on to the Brooklyn Superbas (1903-1906) and Cincinnati Reds in 1908. Overall, he was 2-10 with an ERA of 2.84 - just below average in those days of the Dead-ball era.

Doscher was at St. John's College, which later became Fordham University, at the same time as a number of future major leaguers, most notably Ed Walsh. His pro baseball career started while he was in college.

He played for five different minor league teams in 1900. In 1906-1908 while not in the majors he played for the Harrisburg Senators, going 19-15 in 1907.

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