Although Bill White never played for the Yankees, he holds a special place in the team's history. As one of the play-by-play announcers he was at the mic that October afternoon back in 1978 when Bucky Dent hit the shot heard (at least) around the baseball world, the famous 3-run homer that helped catapult the Yankees into the playoffs.
White's call of the home run is legendary. To re-live it, watch the video below, starting at the 1:00 mark:
Before he became one of the Yankee broadcasters, Bill White was a respected first baseman for several National League teams, including the St Louis Cardinals. Later in life he became president of the National League. Most recently, he has authored a book: Uppity: My Untold Story About The Games People Play. I have not read it yet, but I hear it is excellent.
Read about Bill White:
Bill White on Wikipedia
Bill White on Baseball Reference
Happy Black History Month.