Doughty, Paul (1995)
Long regarded as one of Eastern Maine's top baseball players, Paul Doughty, a Bangor native, brings strong credentials and ringing endorsements to his HOF induction.
At Bangor High Paul graduated in 1945 with varsity letters in baseball, football and basketball.
he pitched semi-pro with the Howland team and once struck out 16 in a game against the barnstorming House of David Club.
He served in the U.S. Navy and attended Husson College where he captained both basketball and baseball teams.
he was undefeated with the Great Barrington team in the Tri-State League. this got him a tryout in spring training at Melbourne, Florida. In 1950 he was signed by Scout Ray Dissinger and began a six-year professional career.
His pro career began with a Class C team in New Iberia, Louisiana.
me followed this with stints in Norfolk, Virginia; Lynchburg, Virginia; Omaha, Nebraska; and with the Eastern League's Albany Senators. He pitched exhibition games against major league teams including "Yogi" Berra and Mickey Mantle. He played alongside Larry Jackson, Hal Smith and Earl Weaver. Doughty's minor league experience was gained in the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees’ systems. But with only 16 major league teams and several minor league teams it was a real challenge to make the "bigs" and Paul says, "I gave it a good shot".
Doughty credits his baseball experience with opening many future doors for him. He spent 19 years promoting Punta Gorda Isles, Inc. of Florida, where he retired as regional director after directing over 50 real estate brokers on the East Coast.
He is married to Joan Troup of Quincy, Massachusetts and they have three children, Cathy, Cynthia and Scott. Scott is an outstanding Rollins College golfer. They have two grandchildren.