Dick Corwin Whitman
Born: Nov. 9, 1920 in Woodburn, Ore.
Died: Feb. 12, 2000 in Peoria, Ariz.
Debut: :1946 | Pos: OF
Ht: 5'11" | Wt: 170 | B: L | T: R
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Dick Whitman, who played in two World Series, died Feb. 12, 2003, of a heart attack at the age of 82.
In his 6-year career, Whitman hit .259 with 2 home runs and 67 RBI. He led the NL in pinch hits in 1950 with 12 in 39 at-bats.
Whitman appeared in the 1949 World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers and in the 1950 World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Both teams lost to the New York Yankees.
He had played college baseball at the University of Oregon and signed with the Dodgers in 1942. During World War II, he served in the military and was injured at the Battle of the Bulge.
Sources: Associated Press, Total Baseball