Re: Ten Finalists Named for Pre-Integration Era Ballot For HOF
Deacon White also played three years with the Reds. Dahlen's an easy pick and shame on the committee if he doesn't make it. White was one of the big stars in 19th century baseball and it's mildly surprising he hasn't been included.
If only Walters had started his career as a pitcher. He probably would have waltzed in the HOF. He also gets downgraded because a decent chunk of his numbers were racked up during WWII. Had he been able to squeeze out a couple of quality seasons in 1946 and 1947, that would have gone a long way to solidifying his case. I'd love to see him get in because he was a truly exceptional pitcher, but I suspect he's not going to make the cut.
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