Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12/3: Jerry Lynch, Chico Lind, Barney Dreyfuss, Billy Southworth and Deacon White...

Jerry Lynch, Chico Lind, Barney Dreyfuss, Billy Southworth,  and Deacon White...

  • 1956 - OF Jerry Lynch was taken by the Reds from the Pirates in the Rule 5 draft. Lynch played seven years with Cincinnati before returning to Pittsburgh in 1963. 
  • 1982 - 2B Jose “Chico” Lind was signed as an 18 year old FA out of Puerto Rico. He won the 2B job in 1988, and the defensive whiz played six years in Pittsburgh, hitting .255. 
  • 2007 - German-born Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the Pirates from 1900 until his death in 1932, was elected by Veterans Committee to the Hall of Fame. He built Forbes Field, helped to establish the first modern World Series in 1903 and was considered one of the founding fathers of modern baseball. 

 Barney Dreyfuss from Wikipedia

  • Billy Southworth was also selected, with his playing and managing careers both lasting 13 years. OF Southworth played three years for the Pirates (1918-20), leading the NL in triples in 1919 (14) and hitting .294 as a Buc. As a manager, he won four pennants and two World Series titles with St. Louis and Boston. Southworth was inducted on July 28th and Dreyfuss on July 23rd, 2008.
  • 2012 - Deacon White was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Hall's pre-integration era committee. Famed for being a bare-handed catcher, Deacon played for the Bucs near the end of his 20-year career in 1889, hitting .253 and playing the corner infield.

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