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Will White

MLB Player information
NameWill White
PositionPitcher
BatsBoth
ThrowsRight
MLB debutJuly 20, 1877 for the Boston Red Caps
Last MLB appearanceJuly 5, 1886 for the Cincinnati Red Stockings
Career statistics
Win-Loss record229-166
Strikeouts1041
Complete games394
Teams
*Boston Red Caps (1877) *Cincinnati Reds (1878-1880) *Detroit Wolverines (1881) *Cincinnati Red Stockings (1882-1886)

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William Henry "Whoop-La" White (October 11, 1854 August 31, 1911) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher.

White 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 the first major-league player to wear eyeglasses on the field. He was born in Caton, New York. He died in Port Carling, Ontario, Canada.


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