Devon White Stats

Devon White was born on Saturday, December 29, 1962, in Kingston, Jamaica. White was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1985, with the California Angels. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Devon White baseball stats page.

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Devon White

Devon White Autograph on a 1990 Score (#312)

Devon White Autograph on a 1990 Score (#312)

Birth Name:
Devon Markes Whyte
Nickname:
Devo
Born On:
12-29-1962  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Kingston, Jamaica
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Park West High School (New York, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
09-02-1985 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-05-2001
Draft:
1981 : 6th Round (131st)

Devon White

Devon White Pitching Stats

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Devon White Hitting Stats

1985 23 Angels 21 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 .143 .333 .143
1986 24 Angels 29 51 8 12 1 1 1 0 3 6 0 8 0 0 0 0 .235 .316 .353
1987 25 Angels 159 639 103 168 33 5 24 1 87 39 2 135 14 2 2 8 .263 .306 .443
1988 26 Angels 122 455 76 118 22 2 11 1 51 23 1 84 5 1 2 5 .259 .297 .389
1989 27 Angels 156 636 86 156 18 13 12 0 56 31 3 129 7 2 2 12 .245 .282 .371
1990 28 Angels 125 443 57 96 17 3 11 0 44 44 5 116 10 3 3 6 .217 .290 .343
1991 29 Blue Jays 156 642 110 181 40 10 17 0 60 55 1 135 5 6 7 7 .282 .342 .455
1992 30 Blue Jays 153 641 98 159 26 7 17 0 60 47 0 133 0 3 5 9 .248 .303 .390
1993 31 Blue Jays 146 598 116 163 42 6 15 0 52 57 1 127 3 3 7 3 .273 .341 .438
1994 32 Blue Jays 100 403 67 109 24 6 13 0 49 21 3 80 4 2 5 4 .270 .313 .457
1995 33 Blue Jays 101 427 61 121 23 5 10 1 53 29 1 97 1 3 5 5 .283 .334 .431
1996 34 Marlins 146 552 77 151 37 6 17 2 84 38 6 99 4 9 8 8 .274 .325 .455
1997 35 Marlins 74 265 37 65 13 1 6 1 34 32 2 65 0 4 7 3 .245 .338 .370
1998 36 Diamondbacks 146 563 84 157 32 1 22 1 85 42 4 102 7 6 9 9 .279 .335 .456
1999 37 Dodgers 134 474 60 127 20 2 14 1 68 39 2 88 0 2 11 10 .268 .337 .407
2000 38 Dodgers 47 158 26 42 5 1 4 0 13 9 0 30 0 0 1 3 .266 .310 .386
2001 39 Brewers 126 390 52 108 25 2 14 3 47 28 1 95 1 1 12 6 .277 .343 .459
17 Years 1,941 7,344 1,125 1,934 378 71 208 11 846 541 32 1,526 61 47 87 98 .263 .319 .419

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Devon White Fielding Stats

1985 Angels CF 1 1 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1985 Angels LF 14 0 81 10 0.7 10 9 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.33
1985 Angels RF 3 0 9 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1986 Angels CF 7 6 171 21 3.0 21 21 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.32
1986 Angels LF 18 3 174 21 1.2 21 21 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.26
1986 Angels RF 5 3 93 8 1.6 6 6 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.74
1987 Angels CF 64 52 1,353 177 2.8 172 169 3 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.43
1987 Angels LF 6 3 93 12 2.0 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.48
1987 Angels RF 120 100 2,754 254 2.1 250 237 13 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.45
1988 Angels CF 116 110 2,931 375 3.2 366 359 7 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.37
1989 Angels CF 154 152 39 446 2.9 441 431 10 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 305.31
1990 Angels CF 122 113 3,042 321 2.6 312 303 9 9 4 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.77
1991 Blue Jays CF 156 156 147 448 2.9 447 439 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .998 82.10
1992 Blue Jays CF 152 151 3,921 459 3.0 452 443 9 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 3.11
1993 Blue Jays CF 145 144 3,795 408 2.8 405 399 6 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.88
1994 Blue Jays CF 98 96 2,436 276 2.8 270 267 3 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.99
1995 Blue Jays CF 99 100 2,586 271 2.7 268 261 7 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.80
1996 Marlins CF 139 137 3,600 305 2.2 301 296 5 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.26
1997 Marlins CF 72 67 1,758 156 2.2 154 150 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.37
1998 Diamondbacks CF 144 141 3,657 379 2.6 374 371 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.76
1999 Dodgers CF 128 121 3,195 280 2.2 276 273 3 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.33
2000 Dodgers CF 40 35 889 72 1.8 70 68 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.13
2001 Brewers CF 86 78 2,005 163 1.9 163 160 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
2001 Brewers LF 13 11 293 28 2.2 28 28 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.58
2001 Brewers RF 2 2 54 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
CF Totals 1,723 1,660 35,546 4,557 2.6 4,492 4,410 82 65 21 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.41
RF Totals 130 105 2,910 266 2.0 260 247 13 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.41
LF Totals 51 17 641 71 1.4 71 70 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.99
17 Years 1,904 1,782 39,097 4,894 2.6 4,823 4,727 96 71 23 n/a n/a n/a .985 3.33

Devon White

Devon White Miscellaneous Stats

1985 Angels 3 1 .750 1 12 0 0.0 2.3 0.0 - - -
1986 Angels 6 0 1.000 0 8 0 51.0 6.4 17.0 - - -
1987 Angels 32 11 .744 0 1 0 26.6 4.7 7.3 - - -
1988 Angels 17 8 .680 6 0 0 41.4 5.4 8.9 - - -
1989 Angels 44 16 .733 1 1 1 53.0 4.9 11.4 - - -
1990 Angels 21 6 .778 3 4 0 40.3 3.8 10.1 - - -
1991 Blue Jays 33 10 .767 0 0 0 37.8 4.8 10.7 - - -
1992 Blue Jays 37 4 .902 0 0 1 37.7 4.8 10.7 - - -
1993 Blue Jays 34 4 .895 1 0 0 39.9 4.7 11.5 - - -
1994 Blue Jays 11 3 .786 1 1 0 31.0 5.0 8.2 - - -
1995 Blue Jays 11 2 .846 1 0 0 42.7 4.4 8.1 - - -
1996 Marlins 22 6 .786 8 0 n/a 32.5 5.6 6.6 - - -
1997 Marlins 13 5 .722 4 0 0 44.2 4.1 7.8 - - -
1998 Diamondbacks 22 8 .733 3 0 0 25.6 5.5 6.6 - - -
1999 Dodgers 19 5 .792 9 0 1 33.9 5.4 7.0 - - -
2000 Dodgers 3 6 .333 9 0 0 39.5 5.3 12.2 - - -
2001 Brewers 18 3 .857 31 0 0 27.9 4.1 8.3 - - -
17 Years 346 98 .779 78 27 3 35.3 4.8 8.7 - - -

Devon White

Devon White Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1985 California Angels 30 $60,000.00 - -
1986 California Angels 30 $60,000.00 - -
1987 California Angels 30 $70,000.00 - -
1988 California Angels 30 $185,000.00 - -
1989 California Angels 30 $380,000.00 Stats -
1990 California Angels 30 $580,000.00 - -
1991 Toronto Blue Jays 19 , 25 $800,000.00 - -
1992 Toronto Blue Jays 25 $2,383,333.00 - Stats
1993 Toronto Blue Jays 25 $3,658,333.00 Stats Stats
1994 Toronto Blue Jays 25 $3,133,334.00 - n/a
1995 Toronto Blue Jays 25 $4,050,000.00 - -
1996 Florida Marlins 2 $3,000,000.00 - -
1997 Florida Marlins 22 $3,400,000.00 - Stats
1998 Arizona Diamondbacks 22 $3,510,000.00 Stats -
1999 Los Angeles Dodgers 22 $2,500,000.00 - -
2000 Los Angeles Dodgers 22 $4,000,000.00 - -
2001 Milwaukee Brewers 22 $5,000,000.00 - -
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On April 10, 1981 , Chili Davis made his Major League debut, with the San Francisco Giants (National League), the first player born in Jamaica to make it to the show. On September 2, 1985 , Devon White made his Major League debut, with the California Angels , the second Jamaican big leaguer , the first to play in the American League.


Devon White Jaw-Dropping Catch | July 31, 1994 | MLB Advanced Media
Did you know that Devon White - who almost routinely made catches like the one seen above - won seven Gold Glove Awards in the outfield in the American League , tied with Carl Yastrzemski for third most in league history at the time of his retirement, behind 10-time winner Al Kaline , and two 8-time winners; Paul Blair and Dwight Evans ?

Another spectacular catch made by Devo occurred during Game 3 of the 1992 World Series against the Atlanta Braves . With David Justice batting and runners on first and second base, Justice hit a fly ball which White chased down and caught while jumping into the wall (video below). White then threw the ball to second baseman Roberto Alomar who threw to John Olerud at first to try to double up Terry Pendleton , but T.P. had already been called out for running past Deion Sanders . Olerud promptly threw the ball to third baseman Kelly Gruber who chased down Sanders , diving and clipping him on the heel with his glove.

The umpire, Bob Davidson, did not see the tag, and called Sanders safe, which cost the Jays the second triple play in World Series history. After the game, Davidson watched the replay and admitted he missed the call.

Some fans say White's famous catch (video below) is as impressive as the one made by Willie Mays in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series . Share your opinion with us on Baseball Fever .


Devon White | 1992 World Series Catch | MLB Advanced Media
Devon White hit a single to left field off Joe Price in the sixth inning on September 9, 1989 . Devo then proceeded to steal second, then third, then home - the first Angels player to ever steal all three bases during the same inning . [ Stealing Second -> Stealing Third -> Stealing Home ]

Devon White Steals Every Base ( Box Score ) | September 9, 1989 | MLB Advanced Media

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