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Larry Doughty

  • Born ~1940

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A 1957 graduate of Bowling Green (KY) High School, Larry Doughty won a state title with BGHS as an assistant coach in 1965.

Doughty began his scouting career as a bird dog for the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 before becoming a full-time territory scout in 1969, scouting supervisor the following year and later Scouting Director for the Reds from 1983 to 1987.

He joined the Pittsburgh Pirates as assistant general manager to Syd Thrift, along with Cincinnati associate Cam Bonifay as his head scout. Doughty replaced Thrift as General Manager of the Pirates on November 7, 1988 due to conflict between Thrift and the ownership group. The Pirates won division titles in Doughty's third and fourth years, thanks to additions like Don Slaught, Zane Smith and Jay Bell. He was criticized, though, for the loss of top prospects like Wes Chamberlain (on a waiver error) and Moises Alou (for Smith), hurting the farm system. In 1992, the club's new president, Mark Sauer, replaced Doughty with Ted Simmons.

Doughty was a special assistant to the GM for the San Diego Padres in 1993. He was the farm director for the Kansas City Royals in 1996 and a VP for player personnel in 1998. In 1999-2000, Doughty was a special assistant to the GM of the New York Mets.

In 2014 Doughty was inducted into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame (SHOF) [1].

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Preceded by
Syd Thrift
Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager
1989-1991
Succeeded by
Ted Simmons


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