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Deacon White - 19th-century catcher, and it's always hard to know what to do with 19th-century catchers, because the demands of the position at that time -- no real mitt, no shin guards, no mask -- meant that catchers didn't play many games, or last many seasons.
I think White is about comparable in value to Tommy Leach
I haven't taken the time to figure out what the standards are for a Hall of Fame umpire. It does seem strange that O'Day, if he were highly regarded, wouldn't have already been elected.
I don't know what to make of Breadon. Where does Branch Rickey end and Breadon begin?
It does seem strange that O'Day, if he were highly regarded, wouldn't have already been elected.
Thompson probably went overboard in selling Wes Ferrell's HOF case, but it has merit.
Better than Sutton
Bridges arguably would be a better nominee than either Walters or Ferrell:
Player WAR/pos OPS+ From PAWes Ferrell 12.1 100 1927 1345Bucky Walters 7.7 69 1931 2149Tommy Bridges -1.5 19 1930 1142
Ezra or Don?
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