Ernest Daniel White
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Ernie White's major league career included one stellar year for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941. Arm problems, however, cut the Pacolet Mills' natives career short.
After finishing with a 1-1 record in 8 games for the Cardinals in 1940, White responded to his first full season in 1941 by pitching 210 innings and finished with a 17-7 record and 2.40 earned run average. He had 12 complete games and 117 strikeouts as well.
In 1942, he pitched 128.1 innings and had a 7-5 record with a 2.52 earned run average. However, he was sidelined for part of the season with a sore arm. In the 1942 World Series, he pitched a complete game to get the win against the New York Yankees. White was the first pitcher since 1926 to shut out the Yankees in a World Series game.
In 1943, he was once again troubled with arm problems. White finished with a 3.78 earned run average and 5-5 record in 78.2 innings pitched. He was not in the major leagues in 1944 and 45 while he was in the military. His service time included action in the famed Battle of the Bulge.
In 1946, he reappeared with the Boston Braves and finished his career in 1948.