From BR Bullpen
John Henry Doscher Sr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 182 lb.
- Debut September 5, 1872
- Final Game August 4, 1882
- Born December 20, 1852 in New York, NY USA
- Died March 20, 1934 in Buffalo, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Father of Jack Doscher, John Henry "Herm" Doscher played six seasons in the majors and was also a major league umpire. He broke in as a player during the second year of the National Association, 1872. As an umpire, he worked one National League game in 1879, then worked almost full time in 1880 and 1881 even though he also played for the Cleveland Blues the latter year. He returned to umpiring in 1887, then worked in the American Association in 1888 and 1890.
Herm and Jack were the first father and son pro MLB players in history.
Herm played for London in 1877.