PLAYER PROFILE

PLUGGER DOHERTY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

John “Plugger” Doherty was raised in South Worcester, Massachusetts where he was a standout athlete, excelling at basketball, football and baseball.  One of his main rivals was William “Kid” Dark, a West Worcester standout whom he would later partner with for many years in professional basketball. Doherty played football and basketball for two years at Holy Cross College before he turned pro in 1906. He played for two seasons with the powerful Boston Athletic Association team and then joined the St.Johnsbury, Vermont independent team led by famed center Toby Matthews. In 1908, Doherty was recruited by Kid Dark to join the Greensburg team in the Central Basketball League. Doherty quickly acquired a reputation as one of the most tencious defenders in the CBL.  He and and Dark were teammates for the next four seasons.

 

JOHN DOHERTY Height: 5:08 Weight: 155 College: Holy Cross’05
John Francis Doherty Born: Oct 13, 1885         Died:   Nov 11, 1933 Hometown: Worcester, Ma.
Plugger Doherty REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1906-07 Fitchburg Co D Guards Indep
1906-07 East Boston AA Indep
1907-08 East Boston AA Indep
1907-08 St.Johnsbury (Vt) Indep
1908-09 Greensburg CBL 62 99 0 198 3.2
1909-10 Greensburg CBL 65 123 0 246 3.8
1910-11 Connellsville CBL 47 123 0 246 5.2
1911-12  Schenectady NYSL 2 1 2 4 2.0
1911-12 Connellsville CBL 50 98 0 196 3.9
1912-13 Cohoes NYSL 43 67 57 191 4.4
1913-14 Cohoes NYSL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1915-16 Worcester CML
Major League Totals 270 512 59 1083 4.0

 

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