- Bill White (first baseman)
Infobox MLB retired
birthdate=birth date and age|1934|1|28
New York Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Runs batted in
* New York Giants / San Francisco Giants (by|1956, by|1958)
St. Louis Cardinals(by|1959-by|1965, by|1969)
* 5x All-Star selection (1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964)
World Serieschampion (1964)
Gold Glove Awardwinner (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
William De Kova "Bill" White (born
January 28 1934in Lakewood, Florida) is a former professional baseball first basemanwho played for the New York and San Francisco Giants (by|1956, by|1958), St. Louis Cardinals(by|1959-65, by|1969) and Philadelphia Phillies(by|1966-68).
White became a full-time
sportscasterfor 18 years after his playing career ended.
White then served as president of the
National Leaguefrom 1989 to 1994.
As a minor-leaguer, Bill White was the second black player to ever play for a
Carolina Leagueteam - the Danville Leafs (1953). Percy Miller Jr.broke the color barrier for that league in 1951.
In his 13-season major league career, Bill White batted .286 with 202
home runs and 870 RBI in 1673 games. He was also one of the top defensive first basemen of his time, winning seven straight Gold Glove Awards(1960-66). White batted and threw left-handed.
White is also one of the select few MLB players who have hit at least .300 and driven in at least 100 runs in 3 consecutive seasons.
White earned a sports program on
KMOXradio in St. Louis while he was still playing for the Cardinals. After he was traded to the Phillies, he did a program there. Later, White joined the New York Yankeesbroadcast crew. He called Yankee games from by|1971 to by|1988, most often with Phil Rizzutoand Frank Messer. He did radioas well as televisionduring most of that stretch. Bill White was the first African-Americanto do play-by-playregularly for a major-league sports team.
On television, White spent all of his Yankee years announcing the
Bronx Bomberswith Rizzuto and Messer on WPIX-TV Channel 11.
In by|1978, calling the American League East championship game on WPIX-TV, White authored one of baseball's most famous calls -- that of Yankee shortstop
Bucky Dent's home runin the seventh inning against the host Boston Red Sox:
White also did sports reports for the
CBS Radio Networkand helped call several World Seriesfor CBS Radio (along with Los Angeles Dodgersannouncer Ross Porter and later, Jack Buck). He also did pre-game reports for the ABC coverage of the 1977 Series, also along with Porter, and handled the post-game trophy presentation for ABC after the Yanks clinched the world title in the sixth game.
President of the National League
From by|1989 to by|1994, White served as president of the
National League. White was the first African-American to hold such a high executive position in sports.
Top 500 home run hitters of all time
Hitting for the cycle
Major League Baseball hitters with three home runs in one game
* [http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/news/2007/election/vc/white.htm Baseball Hall of Fame candidate profile]
* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/W/White_Bill.stm Baseball Library]
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