The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at Deacon White, and why he should be placed in the Hall of Fame.
Despite his rather rough start with Pittsburgh and the fact he spent just one season with the team, I'm going to focus this article on Deacon White and why he should have been inducted into Cooperstown years ago.
When the Detroit Wolverines tried to sell their aging star player to the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in March of 1889, Deacon White told the press "No man is going to sell my carcass unless I get half." White got his wish, getting a ...
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