Induction Year: 2009
Joe Doucette was an outstanding baseball player for the Yellowjackets from 1978 to 1982.
Mr. Doucette started out as a pitcher and lost only one game. After briefly playing second base, he became a fixture at shortstop. His consistent skills on offense and defense earned him the team's Most Valuable Player Award in 1980 and 1982.
Mr. Doucette's skills also were recognized throughout the state. He was named All-Conference three times and All-Conference Honorable Mention once. He earned the WSUC Northern Division batting crown in 1982 with a batting average of .442. He was named All-District Honorable Mention in 1980 and 1982.
In a 1982 newspaper interview, Yellowjacket Coach Dom Moselle described Mr. Doucette as the team's "catalyst."
"He can play anywhere if we need him. He can bat in any order," Mr. Moselle said. "He is a real consistent hitter. When we need a key hit, we can count on Joe."
After UW-Superior, Mr. Doucette played with the Minnesota Twins during 1982 spring training and enjoyed a successful career in amateur baseball.