LADY AT THE BAT: Happy Black History Month: A Few Words About Bill White

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Black History Month: A Few Words About Bill White

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.

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