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Will White
Batted: Both Threw: Right
Born: October 11, 1854
MLB Debut
July 20, 1877 for the Boston Red Caps
Final game
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 Walter White (October 11 1854 - August 31 1911) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who 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 born in Caton, New York. He died in Port Carling, Ontario, Canada.


  • Holds the major league record for most games started in a single season, for a pitcher, with Pud Galvin each with 75.
  • Holds the Major League record for innings pitched in a season with 680.0 in 1879 at the age of 24 with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Has 229 career wins and 166 losses.
  • Nickname was "Whoop-La".
  • Was the first major league player to wear glasses on the field.

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