John Doran

Third Base
  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: Omaha
  • Team: Omahogs
  • League: Western Association

John S. Doran played for 6 minor league teams over 5 years. He was with the Quincy, IL, Quincies club of the Northwestern Association in 1883 and then shows up on the Eau Claire Lumbermen and Oshkosh teams in the same league in ’86 and ’87. At Oshkosh, Doran played for future Hall of Fame manager Frank Selee who went on to the majors in 1890. The following year Jack played for the Davenport Onion Weeders and the Omaha Omahogs of the Western Association. His final year was with Worcester of the Atlantic Association. Based on the limited documentation available, Doran’s finest year was with Selee’s squad where he hit .334 in 504 ABs and stole 18 bases.

  • Doran got into 25 games for the ’88 Omahogs
  • Based on the year he had in Oshkosh, it is curious that Selee didn’t take Jack to the Beaneaters
  • Although the Old Judge series features two known poses of John Doran, I could not find one of suitable quality for this project. This image is taken from an Old Judge proof taken at the same time as Doran’s other OJ images and may represent an as-of-yet undiscovered pose.

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