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John Doherty (pitcher)

 

John Doherty (pitcher)

For the Major League hitter, see Jack Daugherty.
For the major league first baseman, see John Doherty (first baseman).
John Doherty
Pitcher
Born: (1967-06-11) June 11, 1967 (age 47)
New York, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 8, 1992 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
April 15, 1996 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 32-31
ERA 4.87
Strikeouts 177
Teams

John Harold Doherty (born June 11, 1967 in Bronx, New York) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for two different teams between 1992 and 1996. Listed at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 210 lb., Doherty batted and threw right-handed.

A 1985 graduate of Eastchester High School in Eastchester NY, Doherty was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft out of Concordia College, New York. He reached the majors in 1992 with the Tigers, spending four years with them before moving to the Boston Red Sox (1996). In his rookie year, he went 7–4 with a 3.88 ERA and 11 starts. His most productive season came in 1993, when he recorded 14 wins with 63 strikeouts and three complete games in 184⅔ innings – all career-numbers. After a subpar 1994 season, he was relegated to the bullpen. He also made three relief appearances for Boston in 1996, his last major league season.

In a five-season career, Doherty posted a 32–31 record with 177 strikeouts and a 4.87 ERA in 148 appearances, including 61 starts, five complete games, two shutouts, nine saves, and 523⅓ innings of work.

Sources

  • Baseball Reference
  • Retrosheet
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