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Hal White

Harold George White
Born: March 18, 1919 in Utica, New York
Died: April 21, 2002
Debut: 1941 | Pos: P
H: 5'10" | W: 170 | B: R | T: R

Yr W L G SV IP ERA
12 46 54 336 25 920.1 3.78

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Hal White had a successful career as a spot starter and relief pitcher, appearing in 12 seasons in the Major Leagues and despite two seasons in which he served in the military.

In 1940, White drew attention as a pitcher for the Buffalo Bisons when he compiled a 16-4 record with a 2.43 ERA. That earned him a brief appearance with the Tigers at the end of the season. In 1942, White burst on the scene in baseball, becoming one of only five pitchers to throw complete game shutouts in their first two starts.

From 1944 to 1945, White was out of the majors to serve in the military. It cost him a World Series ring that the Tigers captured in 1945.   Following his return from military service, White only had one season in which he pitched more than 100 innings -- 1950 with the Tigers.  That season, he was 9-6 with a 4.54 ERA in 111 innings.

As a batter, White hit .145 with 255 at-bats with 7 RBI. As a pitcher, he finished with a 46-54 record and 25 saves.

After his career in the majors, White became a coach and manager in the minor leagues.