Deacon White Stats

Deacon White was born on Tuesday, December 7, 1847, in Caton, New York. White was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 4, 1876, with the Chicago White Stockings. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Deacon White baseball stats page.

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"(Deacon) White was one of the most versatile players of his day. After first gaining fame as the game's premier catcher, he switched to third base and soon became the National League's top performer at that position. As a catcher he was the bare-handed batterymate of some of the game's greatest pitchers. At Cleveland he teamed with Al Pratt to form the first famous battery. He then caught Al Spalding at Boston and Chicago. At various other stages of his career, he was behind the bat for such greats as his brother Will White , with whom he formed the first brother battery, and Tommy Bond and Jim (Pud) Galvin . It was the latter who said: 'You can talk all you want about your great catchers, but the best man who ever worked behind the plate was Jim White. I have seen all the good ones, but I place him first.'" - Baseball Historian Joseph Overfield in SABR Research Journals (SABR.org, 'James "Deacon" White', Source )

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Birth Name:
James Laurie White
Nickname:
Deacon
Born On:
12-07-1847  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Caton, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-07-1939 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
St. Charles Township, Illinois
Cemetery:
Restland Cemetery, Mendota, Illinois
High School:
Country Day School (Caton, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
05-04-1876 (Age 28)
Last Game:
10-04-1890
Draft:
Not Applicable

Deacon White

Deacon White Pitching Stats

1876 29 White Stockings 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 1 2.0 7 1 0 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 0 -
1890 43 Bisons 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 8.0 0 18 8 15 0 2 - 0 0 0 0 -
2 Years 2 0 2 0 0 .000 7.20 0 0 1 10.0 7 19 8 15 0 2 - 3 0 0 0 -

Deacon White

Deacon White Hitting Stats

1876 29 White Stockings 66 303 66 104 18 1 1 0 60 7 - 3 - - 0 - .343 .358 .419
1877 30 Red Caps 59 266 51 103 14 11 2 0 49 8 - 3 - - 0 - .387 .405 .545
1878 31 Reds 61 258 41 81 4 1 0 0 29 10 - 5 - - 0 - .314 .340 .337
1879 32 Reds 78 333 55 110 16 6 1 0 52 6 - 9 - - 0 - .330 .342 .423
1880 33 Reds 35 141 21 42 4 2 0 0 7 9 - 7 - - 0 - .298 .340 .355
1881 34 Bisons 78 319 58 99 24 4 0 0 53 9 - 8 - - 0 - .310 .329 .411
1882 35 Bisons 83 337 51 95 17 0 1 0 33 15 - - - - 0 - .282 .313 .341
1883 36 Bisons 94 391 62 114 14 5 0 0 47 23 - - - - 0 - .292 .331 .353
1884 37 Bisons 110 452 82 147 16 11 5 0 74 32 - - - - 0 - .325 .370 .442
1885 38 Bisons 98 404 54 118 6 6 0 0 57 12 - - - - 0 - .292 .313 .337
1886 39 Wolverines 124 491 65 142 19 5 1 0 76 31 - - - - 0 - .289 .331 .354
1887 40 Wolverines 111 423 71 110 20 11 3 0 75 26 - 15 - - 9 - .260 .317 .319
1888 41 Wolverines 125 527 75 157 22 5 4 0 71 21 - 24 - - 9 - .298 .336 .381
1889 42 Alleghenys 55 225 35 57 10 1 0 0 26 16 - 18 - - 4 - .253 .314 .307
1890 43 Bisons 122 439 62 114 13 4 0 0 47 67 - 30 - - 19 - .260 .381 .308
15 Years 1,299 5,309 849 1,593 217 73 18 0 756 292 - 122 - - 41 - .300 .341 .379

Deacon White

Deacon White Fielding Stats

1876 White Stockings 1B 3 - - 18 6.0 15 15 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1876 White Stockings 3B 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1876 White Stockings C 63 - - 409 6.5 345 295 50 64 3 29 - - .844 0.00
1876 White Stockings LF 3 - - 10 3.3 8 8 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
1876 White Stockings P 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1877 Red Caps 1B 35 - - 350 10.0 337 324 13 13 16 n/a n/a n/a .963 0.00
1877 Red Caps C 7 - - 53 7.6 44 39 5 9 0 9 - - .830 0.00
1877 Red Caps RF 19 - - 27 1.4 25 21 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .926 0.00
1878 Reds 3B 1 - - 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1878 Reds C 48 - - 361 7.5 328 262 66 33 4 40 - - .909 0.00
1878 Reds RF 16 - - 25 1.6 19 15 4 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .760 0.00
1879 Reds 1B 2 - - 22 11.0 21 18 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 0.00
1879 Reds C 59 - - 443 7.5 399 307 92 44 3 56 - - .901 0.00
1879 Reds OF 21 - - 35 1.7 25 24 1 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .714 0.00
1880 Reds 1B 3 - - 24 8.0 23 23 0 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .958 0.00
1880 Reds 2B 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1880 Reds OF 33 - - 61 1.8 45 36 9 16 1 n/a n/a n/a .738 0.00
1881 Bisons 1B 26 - - 280 10.8 264 256 8 16 10 n/a n/a n/a .943 0.00
1881 Bisons 2B 25 - - 187 7.5 151 63 88 36 18 n/a n/a n/a .807 0.00
1881 Bisons 3B 7 - - 32 4.6 28 16 12 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 0.00
1881 Bisons C 4 - - 23 5.8 20 17 3 3 0 10 - - .870 0.00
1881 Bisons OF 17 - - 38 2.2 27 19 8 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .711 0.00
1882 Bisons 3B 63 - - 203 3.2 170 59 111 33 6 n/a n/a n/a .837 0.00
1882 Bisons C 20 - - 175 8.8 153 114 39 22 2 36 - - .874 0.00
1883 Bisons 3B 77 - - 266 3.5 212 84 128 54 8 n/a n/a n/a .797 0.00
1883 Bisons C 22 - - 149 6.8 136 99 37 13 3 38 - - .913 0.00
1884 Bisons 3B 108 - - 377 3.5 311 113 198 66 11 n/a n/a n/a .825 0.00
1884 Bisons C 3 - - 22 7.3 22 17 5 0 2 3 - 1 1.000 0.00
1885 Bisons 3B 98 - - 356 3.6 316 118 198 40 12 n/a n/a n/a .888 0.00
1886 Wolverines 3B 124 - - 444 3.6 376 131 245 68 18 n/a n/a n/a .847 0.00
1887 Wolverines 1B 2 - - 20 10.0 19 18 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 0.00
1887 Wolverines 3B 106 - - 422 4.0 358 133 225 64 18 n/a n/a n/a .848 0.00
1887 Wolverines LF 3 - - 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1888 Wolverines 3B 125 - - 455 3.6 390 146 244 65 19 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1889 Alleghenys 1B 3 - - 34 11.3 32 30 2 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .941 0.00
1889 Alleghenys 3B 52 - - 187 3.6 163 68 95 24 7 n/a n/a n/a .872 0.00
1890 Bisons 1B 57 - - 641 11.2 622 582 40 19 33 n/a n/a n/a .970 0.00
1890 Bisons 3B 64 - - 273 4.3 247 86 161 26 18 n/a n/a n/a .905 0.00
1890 Bisons P 1 0 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1890 Bisons SS 1 - - 5 5.0 3 2 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .600 0.00
3B Totals 826 0 0 3,016 3.7 2,572 954 1,618 444 118 n/a n/a n/a .853 0.00
C Totals 226 0 0 1,635 7.2 1,447 1,150 297 188 17 221 n/a 1 .885 0.00
1B Totals 131 0 0 1,389 10.6 1,333 1,266 67 56 65 n/a n/a n/a .960 0.00
OF Totals 71 0 0 134 1.9 97 79 18 37 1 n/a n/a n/a .724 0.00
RF Totals 35 0 0 52 1.5 44 36 8 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .846 0.00
2B Totals 26 0 0 187 7.2 151 63 88 36 18 n/a n/a n/a .807 0.00
LF Totals 6 0 0 12 2.0 10 9 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
P Totals 2 0 30 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.90
SS Totals 1 0 0 5 5.0 3 2 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .600 0.00
15 Years 1,324 0 30 6,431 4.9 5,658 3,559 2,099 773 220 221 n/a 1 .880 5,092.20

Deacon White

Deacon White Miscellaneous Stats

1876 White Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 303.0 101.0 5.1 0.00 13.50 0.00
1877 Red Caps - - - 0 0 n/a 133.0 88.7 5.4 - - -
1878 Reds - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 51.6 8.9 - - -
1879 Reds - - - 0 0 n/a 333.0 37.0 6.4 - - -
1880 Reds - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 20.1 20.1 - - -
1881 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 39.9 6.0 - - -
1882 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 337.0 0.0 10.2 - - -
1883 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 8.3 - - -
1884 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 90.4 0.0 6.1 - - -
1885 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.1 - - -
1886 Wolverines 9 - - 0 0 n/a 491.0 0.0 6.5 - - -
1887 Wolverines 20 - - 0 0 n/a 141.0 28.2 5.6 - - -
1888 Wolverines 12 - - 0 0 n/a 131.8 22.0 7.4 - - -
1889 Alleghenys 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.5 8.7 - - -
1890 Bisons 3 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.6 9.3 0.00 0.00 2.25
15 Years 46 - - 0 0 n/a 294.9 43.5 7.0 1.50 2.70 1.80

Deacon White

Deacon White Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1876 Chicago White Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1877 Boston Red Caps n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1878 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1879 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1880 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1881 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1882 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1883 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1884 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1885 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1886 Detroit Wolverines n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1887 Detroit Wolverines n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1888 Detroit Wolverines n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1889 Pittsburgh Alleghenys n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1890 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
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In 1883 Francis Richter founded the Sporting Life, a weekly magazine devoted to coverage of all sports, with an emphasis on baseball. In 1887 Richter, and other baseball journalists, formed the Base Ball Reporters Association of America, also referred to as the National Base Ball Reporters' Association. And in 1914 Richter wrote the History and Records of Baseball: the American Nation's Chief Sport (Philadelphia: Sporting Life Publishing Co., 1914). In that historic book Richter selected the greatest players in each position in each decade:

Francis Richter Greatest Players by Decade

Decade Catchers Catchers
1870-1880 Doug Allison Deacon White
1880-1890 Charlie Bennett Buck Ewing
1890-1900 Tom Daly Yank Robinson
1900-1912 Chief Meyers Billy Sullivan
Decade Pitchers Pitchers
1870-1880 Candy Cummings Al Spalding
1880-1890 John Clarkson Old Hoss Radbourn
1890-1900 Amos Rusie Cy Young
1900-1912 Christy Mathewson Rube Waddell
Decade First Base First Base
1870-1880 Wes Fisler Joe Start
1880-1890 Cap Anson Charlie Comiskey
1890-1900 Jake Beckley Dan Brouthers
1900-1912 Hal Chase Fred Tenney
Decade Second Base Second Base
1870-1880 Ross Barnes Al Reach (NA Only)
1880-1890 Fred Dunlap Bid McPhee
1890-1900 Nap Lajoie Fred Pfeffer
1900-1912 Eddie Collins Johnny Evers
Decade Third Base Third Base
1870-1880 Cap Anson Ezra Sutton
1880-1890 Jerry Denny Denny Lyons
1890-1900 John McGraw Billy Nash
1900-1912 Home Run Baker Jimmy Collins
Decade Shortstops Shortstops
1870-1880 Davy Force George Wright
1880-1890 Monte Ward Ned Williamson
1890-1900 Hughie Jennings Herman Long
1900-1912 Honus Wagner Bobby Wallace
Decade Left Fielders Left Fielders
1870-1880 Andy Leonard Lip Pike
1880-1890 Tip O'Neill George Wood
1890-1900 Ed Delahanty Joe Kelley
1900-1912 Fred Clarke Chick Stahl
Decade Center Fielders Center Fielders
1870-1880 Count Sensenderfer (NA Only) Harry Wright
1880-1890 Ned Hanlon Hardy Richardson
1890-1900 Billy Hamilton Bill Lange
1900-1912 Ty Cobb Tris Speaker
Decade Right Fielders Right Fielders
1870-1880 Jack Chapman Cal McVey
1880-1890 Joe Kelley Sam Thompson
1890-1900 Jesse Burkett Mike Tiernan
1900-1912 Sam Crawford Willie Keeler

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