Ernie White

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Ernest Daniel White

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11½", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ernie White pitched seven seasons in the big leagues. In addition to going 17-7 for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941, he appeared in the 1942 World Series (winning Game 3) and the 1943 World Series. In his last major league season, in 1948 he posted an ERA of 1.96 for the Boston Braves, the team of Spahn and Sain.

White was born in South Carolina, as was also the case with his teammate on the 1948 Braves, Bill Voiselle. Ernie played high school and semi-pro ball before going into the minors. He had good winning records in the minors, going 15-6, 15-7 and 13-4 in the years 1938-1940.

He had arm problems while in the majors in 1942-1943.

White entered the Army in January 1944 and was discharged in January 1946. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a player-coach with the Boston Braves in 1947 and 1948 and a member of the New York Mets coaching staff in 1963. He also managed 15 years in the minors.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1941)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1941)
  • Won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1949 Bluefield Blue-Grays Appalachian League 88-34 1st Boston Braves
1950 Evansville Braves Three-I League 56-70 6th Boston Braves
1951 Charleston Senators Central League 69-70 4th Cincinnati Reds none
1952 Columbia Reds South Atlantic League 100-54 1st Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
1953 Columbia Reds South Atlantic League 92-48 2nd Cincinnati Reds League Champs
1954 Columbia Reds South Atlantic League 77-62 4th Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
1955 Columbia Reds South Atlantic League 89-51 1st Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
1956 Nashville Vols Southern Association 75-79 7th Cincinnati Reds
1957 Columbia Gems South Atlantic League 59-95 7th Kansas City A's
1958 Midland Braves Sophomore League 1st Milwaukee Braves League Champs replaced Earl Halstead June 3
1959 Austin Senators Texas League 80-66 2nd Milwaukee Braves League Champs
1960 Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League 73-81 6th Milwaukee Braves none
1961 Mobile Bears Southern Association 61-92 8th New York Mets none
1962 Augusta Yankees South Atlantic League 57-83 6th New York Yankees
1964 Williamsport Mets Eastern League 56-84 5th New York Mets none

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