John Dobkowski

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John Dobkowski

Biographical Information[edit]

John Dobkowski was born and was raised in New York. His parents were born in Poland, which made him a Polish Citizen after some paperwork. He set the City University of New York Athletic Conference record for career wins (30). He was CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year in 2006. For his career, he was 30-15 with 242 K in 303 1/3 IP. After college, he signed with the Midwest Sliders in 2008 but did not pitch for them. In 2009 he played for Den Hague Storks in the Eerste Klasse of the Netherlands. In 2010, he signed with Germany's Gauting Indians (he did not count as a foreign player as he held a Polish passport) and had a 5-3, 5.83 record in the regular season. He tied for fifth in the southern Bundesliga-1 in victories, even with former big leaguer Dusty Bergman among others. In 2011 he resigned with the Indians but fell to 1-6, 7.47. He tied René Franke for fifth in the league in losses. He has been an assistant coach at John Jay College since 2008, while also working as a security officer at Yankee Stadium.

In the 2011 European Championship Qualifiers, Dobkowski pitched for the Polish national team. He helped lead Poland to an upset of Austria, holding them to one unearned run in a complete game victory. He allowed eight hits and three walks while fanning five.

John was co-founder of The International Game, a program to bring groups of Americans to European Tournaments in hopes to get them signed with a club.