PLAYER PROFILE

SNOOKS DOWD

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Raymond “Snooks” Dowd was one of the greatest  athletes to ever emerge from Springfield, Massachusetts. At Springfield High School,  Dowd was the captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams . While still in high school, Dowd played semi-professonial  basketball with some of the best independent teams in the state. In the fall of 1918,  Dowd enrolled in Lehigh University and stayed just long to create a sensation as the star of the the foolball team. By the the first week in January of 1919, Dowd was back in Springfield  playing professional basketball with  the hometown Red Tops. From 1919 through 1922,  Dowd was the starting forward  on the Springfield entry in the  Interstate Basketball League. Dowd  batted .305 in ten seasons playing professional baseball in the high minors and also appeared  in 16 major league games. In the early twenties,  Dowd toured with Eddie Hollys’ Majors, a popular independent basketball team that consisted entirely  of  professional  baseball players.

 

SNOOKS DOWD Height: 5:08 Weight: 165 College: Lehigh’19
Raymond Bernard Dowd Born:  Dec 20, 1897 Died: Apr 4, 1962 Hometown: Springfield, Ma.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1915-16 Springfield Vernons Indep
1916-17 Springfield Red Tops Indep
1917-18 Chicopee Falls Red Tops Indep
1918-19 Lehigh College
1918-19 Springfield Red Tops Indep
1919-20 Springfield IL 18 40 0 80 4.4
1920-21 Springfield IL 32 91 35 217 6.8
1921-22 Springfield IL 24 45 23 113 4.7
1921-22 Troy NYSL 2 1 2 4 2.0
1922-23 Springfield IL 9 15 15 45 5.0
1922-23 Eddie Holly’s Majors Indep
1923-24 Eddie Holly’s Majors Indep
1924-25 Eddie Holly’s Majors Indep
1925-26 Boston ABL 10 19 19 57 5.7
1926-27 Canton CBL 12 23 20 66 5.5
1926-27 Baltimore ABL 6 5 7 17 2.8
Major League Totals 113 239 121 599 5.3
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