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From BR Bullpen
John Henry Stafford (Doc)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- School College of the Holy Cross
- Debut June 15, 1893
- Final Game July 7, 1893
- Born April 8, 1870 in Dudley, MA USA
- Died July 3, 1940 in Worcester, MA USA
 Biographical Information
John Stafford played in the minors during the 1890's and came up briefly with the 1893 Cleveland Spiders.
Although his nickname is listed as "Doc", a Sporting Life article from September 16, 1893, said he was known as "Jack", and in the same article mentioned a "Pop Stafford" as "an old-time ball player". Jack and Pop were planning, said the article, to assist a businessman in establishing a new league in California.
John's brother Jim also got a lot of press in the 1890's. Jim was formerly a pitcher, and became a centerfielder.