Deacon White

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Birthdate12/2/1847
Death Date7/7/1939
Debut Year1871
Year of Induction2013
Teams Bisons, Reds
Positions Catcher, Third Base

Widely considered the best catcher of the barehanded era, White caught the most games of the 1870s and played on 5 championship teams.

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In the collection:

Deacon White plays third base as filled out on HoFer Harry's Wright's scorecard from June 5, 1883

Deacon White plays third base as filled out on HoFer Harry's Wright's scorecard from June 5, 1883

A third baseman and catcher from 1871-1890, Deacon White found his way into the Hall of Fame in 2013, more than 100 years after his retirement. In the collection is a scorecard filled out by Hall of Famer Harry Wright, in which Deacon White plays third base for the Buffalo Bisons. Wright the was th
1951 letter from the Hall to Deacon White's daughter about HoF consideration

1951 letter from the Hall to Deacon White's daughter about HoF consideration

Grace White Watkins, the daughter of Deacon White pushed long and hard for her father’s Hall of Fame induction. In the collection is a letter from Paul Kerr, the eventual president of the Hall of Fame to Watkins about her father’s Hall of Candidacy. Kerr writes in part, “I have you

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