Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I didn't realize how dominant Deacon White was in his era. His OPS+ of 127 is brilliant for a catcher. He should be in the HOF. By no means am I saying Deacon White was better than Bench because he wasn't but Bench had a career OPS+ of 126.
OPS plus might not be the best way to gauge players from that era IMO, the mound was constantly undergoing changes, there was no foul strike rule, in 88 walks counted as hits... just too much noise in there to lean solely on that stat