Percy Haughton

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Percy Duncan Haughton

Biographical Information[edit]

Percy Haughton was the owner of the Boston Braves from 1916 to 1919. A former college football coach, Haughton coached intermittently between 1899 and 1924 at three future Ivy League schools: Cornell University, Harvard University and Columbia University, compiling at 97-17-6 record. While at Harvard, Haughton coached the baseball team for a season (1915), going 23-7. Haughton's only ties to professional baseball came when he became part owner and President of the Boston Braves when he and a banking associate, Arthur C. Wise, bought the Braves from former owner, James E. Gaffney.

In his three-year tenure as owner, the Braves finished no higher than 3rd place which came in 1916. It was also the team's only winning season. By 1919, the Braves had produced three straight sub-.500 seasons. Tired of the losing, Haughton got out of baseball by selling the team to George W. Grant. Haughton would go on to coach Columbia (1923-1924) lasting only 14 games before dying suddenly during a football game.