October 11, 1854|
Caton, New York
|Died: August 31, 1911
Port Carling, Ontario
|Batted: Both||Threw: Right|
|July 20, 1877 for the Boston Red Caps|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 5, 1886 for the Cincinnati Red Stockings|
|Earned run average||2.28|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. In the American Association's first year in 1882, he led the league with 40 wins, 52 complete games, and 480 innings pitched. In 1883, he led the league with 43 wins and a 2.09 ERA.
The brother of catcher and third baseman Deacon White as well as the cousin of outfielder Elmer 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.
Major league records
- Most complete games in a single season, 75 in 1879.
- Most games started in a single season, for a pitcher, with Pud Galvin, each with 75.
- Most innings pitched in a season with 680 in 1879 at the age of 24 with the Cincinnati Reds.
- List of Major League Baseball pitchers with 200 career wins
- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career ERA
- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career WHIP
- List of Major League Baseball wins champions
- List of Major League Baseball earned run average champions
- List of Major League Baseball shutout champions
- List of Major League Baseball player–managers
- 2001 Official Major League Baseball Fact Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News. 2001. p. 276. 0-89204-646-5.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Will White at Baseball-Almanac.com
- Will White at Find a Grave