William Henry “Whoop-La” White was an American baseball pitcher and manager from 1875 to 1889. He played all or parts of 10 seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily for the Cincinnati Reds in the National League and the Cincinnati Red Stockings in the American Association. He had three 40-win, and one 40-loss, seasons in Cincinnati. During the 1882 and 1883 seasons, he led the American Association in wins, compiling an 83–34 win–loss record and a 1.84 earned run average.
About Will White
Gained fame as one of the first bespectacled players in baseball.
He learned to play baseball in Caton, New York from his family.
He set the major league record for completing the most games in one season, with 75 in 1879.
His brother Deacon White also starred in the major leagues both as a catcher and a third baseman.
He played for the Cincinnati Reds for almost 90 years before the great Pete Rose.
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