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Old 03-22-2013, 04:44 PM
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Default T206 Foley White - Who is it supposed to be?

Foley White never played for the Houston Buffs. He did play briefly for Galveston. I read in the Goodwin catalog that they believe Foley White could have been mistaken for Carl White, who played a handful of games for Houston in 1909.

Also, better known player, George Whiteman played for Houston in 1907 -1908 alongside Tris Speaker in 1907. Whiteman as far as I can tell played OF/2nd/3rd.

Does anyone know who the starting catcher was for the Houston Buffs circa 1908-1909?
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I always thought these 2 SLer's looked way too similar. Coloring, catcher mitts, uniforms, players look, etc. - Just a random observation.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:12 PM
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Jeremy, that is a great observation. Thebo and Foley White are both listed on the Waco roster for 1909 by baseball reference. Does anyone have a photo of Thebo or Foley White?
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According to the book "The Texas League in Baseball 1888-1958" by Marshall Wright, Foley split his 80 games as catcher in 1909 between Waco and Houston. It doesn't list the number of games played for each team though.

According to the book the league didn't keep great stats that year as far as the number of games the players played for each team. 25% of all players in the 1909 season played for more than 1 team and almost 10% played for more than 2.

The other catchers for Houston were:
1908 Henry Dawson
1908 Bill Powell
1908 D.W. Woods
1909 Bill Killifer
1909 Brooks Gordon
1910 John Burch
1910 Billy Kelsey
1910 John Wickenhoffer
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Thanks Jason and Jeremy for the help on this. I need to buy a copy of that Texas Leaguer book.

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Foley White started 1909 with Houston. He caught games in March and April, the last on 4/15/1909. The Texas League season started on 04/17/1909 and White didn't see any playing time before being released. He played his first game for Waco on 05/30/1909.

White never recorded a statistic with Houston, but that is the team he was playing with when the southern league players were selected to be in the set.

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Tim, thanks for posting that newspaper clipping. I guess it is supposed to be Foley White on the T206 card.
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