7. Frank White
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 4, 1950 in Greenville, MS USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 12, 1973
  • Final Game: September 30, 1990
  • Gold Glove - 1977
  • Gold Glove - 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1978
  • Gold Glove - 1979
  • ALCS MVP - 1980
  • Gold Glove - 1980
  • Gold Glove - 1981
  • Gold Glove - 1982
  • Gold Glove - 1986
  • Silver Slugger - 1986
  • Gold Glove - 1987
 
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Frank White was a member of the Kansas City Royals for all eighteen of his Major League seasons, and the Royals faithful were happy that he was there for the duration.

White is one of the few players in Major League history to accumulate 2,000 Hits (he hit 2,006) with one team.  A five-time All-Star, White was capable of some pop with his bat (two 20 Home Run Seasons) but was best known for his defensive skills.  Nicknamed “Hoover” for his ability suck up balls in the infield, White won a Gold Glove eight times. 

If this overall ranking seems a little low for such a popular and tenured player it is difficult for us to put White any higher as his career On Base Percentage is under .300.  That is a pretty bad number.

White's popularity and overall contributions saw the team retire his number 20 and induct him into their franchise Hall of Fame in 1995.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 7/2/70.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1990 Season.

  • Games Played: 2324
  • Notable Statistics: 912 Runs Scored
    2,006 Hits
    407 Doubles
    58 Triples
    160 Home Runs
    886 RBI
    178 Stolen Bases
    .255/.293/.383 Slash Line
    34.8 bWAR

    42 Playoff Games
    14 Runs Scored
    32 Hits
    5 Doubles
    0 Triples
    2 Home Runs
    16 RBI
    4 Stolen Bases
    .213/.241/.287 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1985)
    All-Star (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 & 1986)
    Silver Slugger (1986)
    Gold Glove (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986 & 1987)
    ALCS MVP (1980)
    Most Assists (1985)
    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1982 & 1983)
    Most Assists by a Second Baseman (1985)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Second Baseman (1978 & 1987)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Basemen (1984 & 1985)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1977, 1983 & 1988)

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