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241. Bill White
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 0, 1860 in Milner, GA USA
  • Weight: 0 lbs.
  • Height: 0'0"
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  • Debut: June 21, 1879
  • Final Game: June 21, 1879
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Bill White began his career with the New York Giants in 1956m, but it was not until he made it to St. Louis in 1959 where his career began to take off.

Bill White was an All-Star in five different seasons (1959-61 & 1963-64), and he was a big part of their World Series win in 1964.  White had a good power game, belting at least 20 Home Runs annually from 1961 to 1966, and he had at least 100 Runs Batted In in four of those years.  He also had at least 150 Hits each year from 1959 to 1966.  White was also an excellent defensive player, winning seven straight Gold Gloves at First Base (1960-66).  He finished his career with three years in Philadelphia and a final campaign in St. Louis and exited the game with 1,706 Hits and 202 Home Runs.

After his career ended, White became a successful broadcaster, and he would become the first African-American President of the National League in 1994.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lakewood, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Friday, 01 January 1937
  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Played For: New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (St. Louis Cardinals, 1964)
    All-Star (5) (1959, 1960, 1961, 1963 & 1964)
    Gold Glove (7) (NL) (1960, 1961m 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 & 1966)
    Most Plate Appearances (1) (NL) (1963)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1) (NL) (1963)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1963, 7th) & (NL: 1964, 3rd)
    1 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Position Players)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1975: 1.9%
    1976: 1.8%
    1977: 1.0% 

  • Should be Inducted As A: St. Louis Cardinal

Should Bill White be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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0 #1 Jeremy DeJong 2022-01-20 22:39
Heck no! Bill White is a crook who collided with Selig, MLB owners, and Bob Lurie to keep the Tampa Bay ownership group from moving the Giants to Tampa in 1993. The Tampa group had a deal in place and White rounded up San Francisco investors to get a group together and keep the team in Cali, and he also persuaded NL owners to vote down the deal. A cheater and a liar who can shove it. No Hall for you!!
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