Full Name: JACK BAGGOTT
Date of Birth: 20/07/1906
Height: 182 cm ( 5-11 1/2 )
Weight: 76 kg ( 11-12 )
Debut: 30/04/1927 , Round 1 , Melbourne
Last Game: 28/09/1935 , Round PF, Collingwood
Total Games: 129
Total Goals: 140
Honours: Premiership 1932 & 1934 , Club Leading Goalkicker 1927 Goals 37,1928 Goals 61 , Victorian Representative Team 1928-29 Games 4 Goals 9.
Total Games: 4
Total Goals: 0
Jack was born in South Africa before moving to Australia. He was a very versatile footballer, playing most of his early football in the forward line before being transferred to defence. He was very fast, a fine mark and a tough competitor. He won the club Goalkicking award in his first and second seasons 1927 and 1928, and also represented Victoria in 1928 and 1929. Jack held the club’s individual Goalkicking record for three seasons after kicking 12 goals against South Melbourne in Round 9 of 1928 thus becoming the first Richmond player to score double figures. This record was beaten by Doug Strang in 1931. He kicked 5 goals or more on seven occasions including 5 goals in the 1929 semi-final against Collingwood.
He also ran equal second in the 1928 “Brownlow Medal”; was vice captain in 1930; awarded Life Membership in 1960; and was a member of the 1932 and 1934 Premiership sides as well as playing in the 1928, 1929, and 1933 Grand Final sides. A proven Finals performer Jack was voted in Richmond’s best three players in Finals five times. He was voted the clubs best player against South Melbourne and Geelong in the 1933 semi-final and preliminary finals respectively. He later coached both Essendon, in 1936 and 1937 and South Melbourne in 1940. He also played Senior XI District Cricket as a batsman with Northcote between 1928 and 1940. He batted 107 times scoring 2218 runs with eleven 50’s and a highest score of 96. Jack was the Senior XI Captain in 1934/35 and 1939/40. He later served with the R.A.A.F during the Second World War. A schoolteacher by profession, he also ran a cinema in Richmond for many years. Jack died in June 1995. His brother Ron played 133 games for Melbourne between 1935 and 1942. Ron was centre-half forward in Melbourne’s 1939, 1940 and 1941 Premiership sides.
Northcote Juniors 1924 ; Northcote Seniors 1925 , Games 16 , Goals 25 ; Dimboola 1926 ( Honours - League Representative Team 1926 ).
Essendon 1936-37 , Games 19 , Goals 0 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1936 & 1937Part ) ; South Melbourne 1940 ( Honours - Senior Coach 1940 ).