Hey, Batter Batter

A Q&A with Ole Miss Baseball Player Jack Dougherty

Photo courtesy: Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Q: When did you begin playing baseball? Why did you continue doing it?

A: I started playing baseball when I was around 5. I kept playing because I was always surrounded by great coaches who always made it feel like a game and not a job.

Q: When did you know you wanted to try out for the baseball team at Ole Miss?

A: I knew I wanted to play at Ole Miss when I was a Sophomore in high school before I came to a camp here. 

Q: Do your teammates have a nickname for you? What’s the story behind it?

A: An Ole Miss sportswriter gave me the nickname JFD last year, and a few of my teammates call me that at the field.

Q: If you could get one-on-one advice from any pro baseball player, who would you choose and why?

A: I would get advice from Clayton Kershaw. I would ask him about his longevity, and how he has been able to pitch at a high level for so long.

Q: Do you have plans to continue with baseball after you graduate?

A: My ultimate goal is to play baseball professionally and make a career out of it.

Q: And just for fun, what’s your go-to party trick? How’d you learn it?

A: My go-to party trick is being able to say my ABCs backward. I learned it when I was young from my grandparents and it just stuck with me.