Former Baseball Star Known for Virtue
James "Deacon" White played at the very dawn of professional baseball. In fact, on May 4, 1871, James White had the very first hit, in the first game, of the first professional baseball league. It was a double. He was the first catcher to use a mask and the first pitcher to go into a wind-up before throwing the ball.
Over his 20 year career, White played for teams in Cincinnati, ...
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