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Doc White

Doc White

Position(s):
OF, P, 2B, 1B
Born:
May 9, 1879
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
6' 1"
Weight:
150 lbs
Major League Debut:
4-22-1901 with PHI

Intro

When Doc White twirled a complete-game 8-3 victory over the Cubs to win the 1906 World Series for the underdog White Sox, Southside fans were so excited that they followed him to his home and cheered on his lawn until Doc agreed to come outside and speak to the crowd. A tall, skinny left-hander with remarkable control, White won 159 games for the ChiSox in 11 seasons, teaming with Ed Walsh in a formidable one-two pitching duo.

Best Season

His 27 wins led the AL, and he posted a 2.26 ERA in 46 games. But perhaps most impressive was his AL-record 65 1/3 innings without issuing a walk, which ended on September 11.

Factoid 1

In 1902 with the Phillies, Doc White tied for the league lead with 20 losses.

Factoid 2

During his career, Doc White posted a 13-11 record in 1-0 games.

Feats

In September of 1904, White hurled six shutouts, five of them over the span of 18 days. At one point he strung together a scoreless streak of 45 innings.

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