Jerry White (baseball)

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Jerry White
Jerry White 2009.jpg
White as Twins first base coach in 2009
Born: (1952-08-23) August 23, 1952 (age 63)
Shirley, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 16, 1974, for the Montreal Expos
NPB: 1984, for the Seibu Lions
Last appearance
NPB: 1985, for the Yokohama Taiyo Whales
MLB: June 9, 1986, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .253
Home runs 21
Runs batted in 109
NPB statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 37
Runs batted in 113

Jerome Cardell "Jerry" White (born August 23, 1952) is an American former professional baseball outfielder coach. He played for 11 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), including stints with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals. He also played two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Seibu Lions and Yokohama Taiyo Whales. White later worked as the first base coach of the Minnesota Twins.

Professional career[edit]


White was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 14th round of the 1970 MLB June Amateur Draft out of San Francisco's Washington High School. He made his major league debut on September 16, 1974, at Montreal's Jarry Park in a 3 – 2 Expos' loss to the New York Mets. His first full major league season came in 1976 as he hit .245 in 114 games with the Expos. On June 23, 1978, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs to complete an earlier deal made on June 9, 1978, in which the Expos acquired pitcher Woodie Fryman for a player to be named later.

White spent only 59 games in a Cubs' uniform; in late 1978 he was traded back to the Expos along with second baseman Rodney Scott for outfielder Sam Mejías.

In December 1985, White signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his final major league appearance on June 9, 1986, ironically against the Montreal Expos, the team he spent the majority of his professional career with. He retired with a career .253 batting average and 303 hits over an eleven season major league career.


White was hired as the first base coach of the Minnesota Twins in 1998. In October 2012, after two consecutive seasons of 90+ losses, the Twins' front office decided to shake things up by releasing or reassigning six of seven coaches, including White.


White has two sons- Justin and Jerome, and a daughter Noell.

In 2006, he gained induction into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Wayne Terwilliger
Minnesota Twins first base coach
Succeeded by
Ron Gardenhire
Preceded by
Ron Gardenhire
Minnesota Twins first base coach
Succeeded by
Scott Ullger

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