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Will White
Born: October 11, 1854(1854-10-11)
Caton, New York
Died: August 31, 1911 (aged 56)
Port Carling, Ontario
Batted: Both Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 20, 1877 for the Boston Red Caps
Last MLB appearance
July 5, 1886 for the Cincinnati Red Stockings
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     229-166
Strikeouts     1,041
Complete games     394
Career highlights and awards

William Henry "Whoop-La" White (October 11, 1854 – August 31, 1911) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher.

White made his debut on July 20, 1877 with the Boston Red Caps at the age of 23. He also played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1878-1880, the Detroit Wolverines 1881 and the Cincinnati Red Stockings 1882-1888.

The brother of catcher and third baseman Deacon White, Will White pitched with his right hand, but he was also a switch hitter. He was the first major-league player to wear eyeglasses on the field. He was born in Caton, New York. He died in Port Carling, Ontario, Canada.

Major-league records

  • Most complete games in a single season, 75 in 1879.
  • Most games started in a single season, for a pitcher, with Pud Galvin, each with 75.
  • Most innings pitched in a season with 680 in 1879 at the age of 24 with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Preceded by
Pop Snyder
Cincinnati Red Stockings Manager
Succeeded by
Pop Snyder


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