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Former Outfielder for the New York Yankees

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Roy White Biography

Roy White was born December 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California and is a former American professional baseball player and coach. He played his entire career in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the New York Yankees between 1965 and 1979.

In a 15 year major league career, White played in 1,881 games, accumulating 1,803 hits in 6,650 at bats for a .271 career batting average along with 160 home runs, 758 runs batted in and a .360 on base percentage. He ended his career with a .988 fielding percentage. An excellent defensive player, White led American League left fielders in fielding percentage for four consecutive years between 1968 and 1971.

After retiring from the major leagues in 1979, he spent three seasons playing in Japan for the Tokyo Giants. He served as a Yankee coach for three seasons in the mid-1980s before returning to the coaching staff at the start of 2004. He also spent time as the minor league hitting coach for the Oakland A's.

Recently, he established The Roy White Foundation, a charity aimed to help children and young adults in the New York area who would like to attend college, but do not have the financial resources to do so.

White, who is African American, resurfaced in a 2011 interview for UniWatch on Page 2 of ESPN.com about his time with the Yankees Double-A during the mid-1960s, the Columbus Confederate Yankees, since the team had a patch of the Confederate flag on the team's uniforms at the height of the civil rights movement. White himself commented that he didn't notice the patch at the time nor paid attention to its symbolism, having to deal with actual racism in the Southern United States at the time.


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Former Yankees All-Star Roy White Named Speaker at Hot Stove League Awards Dinner

Posted on 21 January 2015 | 10:23 pm

Former New York Yankees All-Star and World Series champion Roy White will be the featured guest speaker at the 79th Annual Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner on Sunday, February 8, 2014 at the L’Affaire Banquet Center in Mountainside, New Jersey. The dinner is sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association, and serves as the induction Read More

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