Janesville baseball player becomes assistant secretary of war

General Doe, soldier and lawyer, was pioneer in baseball

General Joseph Doe was a catcher and second baseman for the Janesville Mutual Baseball club, holding the world's record for distance throwing for 20 years. Doe later became assistant secretary of war under President Grover Cleveland.

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Creator: Milwaukee Journal
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal. 25 October 1925.
Citation: "General Doe, soldier and lawyer, was pioneer in baseball." Milwaukee Journal. (25 October 1925); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1134; Visited on: 4/17/2024