Whirty: Burlin White, a peppery, young Negro Leagues catcher

From SABR member Ryan Whirty at Home Plate Don’t Move on December 14, 2015:

I just finished an article for Discover Maine magazine about a game played in 1949 between the Boston Colored Giants, a barnstorming Negro League team based in the Hub that had existed since the 1920s, and the Goodall-Sanfords, a semipro team from Sanford, a textile mill town in York County, Maine.

The details of the game, for the purposes of this blog post, really aren’t that important, other than it was halted after seven innings because of rain with the Giants up, 6-3.

What I’d like to focus on a bit is the players on the Boston Colored Giants’ roster — or, rather, one player in particular, catcher Burlin White.

Read the full article here: https://homeplatedontmove.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/a-peppery-young-catcher/

Originally published: December 15, 2015. Last Updated: December 15, 2015.