Douglass came to the majors in 1896 as the Cardinals' left fielder, but fielded only
.894, low even for those days, and had poor range. He was primarily a catcher in
1897, and hit .329. He was the everyday first baseman for the Phillies in 1898, and
hit .258 with 105 runs scored in his best season. Moved back and forth between catcher
and 1B in subsequent seasons, he was never again an everyday player.