Sammy White Stats

Sammy White was born on Saturday, July 7, 1928, in Wenatchee, Washington. White was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 26, 1951, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Sammy White baseball stats page.

"(Sammy) White steals more strikes from umpires than anyone else. I'm not being critical. I'm just bowing to his skill." - New York Yankees Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel in The Ballplayers: Baseball's Ultimate Biographical Reference (Mike Shatzkin, Arbor House Publishing, March 1990, Page 1,116)
Sammy White

Sammy White Autograph on a 1979 TCMA (#95)
Sammy White Autograph on a 1979 TCMA (#95)

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Birth Name:
Samuel Charles White
Nickname:
Sammy or The Oneida Kid
Born On:
07-07-1928  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Wenatchee, Washington
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-04-1991 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Princeville, Hawaii
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Lincoln High School (Seattle, WA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-26-1951 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-19-1962
Draft:
Not Applicable
Sammy White

Sammy White Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Sammy White

Sammy White Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1951 23 Red Sox 4 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182
1952 24 Red Sox 115 381 35 107 20 2 10 1 49 16 5 43 2 0 0 13 .281 .310 .423
1953 25 Red Sox 136 476 59 130 34 2 13 0 64 29 3 48 8 1 2 15 .273 .317 .435
1954 26 Red Sox 137 493 46 139 25 2 14 0 75 21 3 50 8 8 0 15 .282 .307 .426
1955 27 Red Sox 143 544 65 142 30 4 11 0 64 44 4 58 5 3 7 23 .261 .323 .392
1956 28 Red Sox 114 392 28 96 15 2 5 0 44 35 7 40 2 4 0 18 .245 .304 .332
1957 29 Red Sox 111 340 24 73 10 1 3 0 31 25 6 38 3 2 0 17 .215 .267 .276
1958 30 Red Sox 102 328 25 85 15 3 6 0 35 21 4 37 0 1 1 7 .259 .305 .378
1959 31 Red Sox 119 377 34 107 13 4 1 0 42 23 6 39 1 3 1 14 .284 .324 .347
1961 33 Braves 21 63 1 14 1 0 1 0 5 2 0 9 2 1 0 1 .222 .242 .286
1962 34 Phillies 41 97 7 21 4 0 2 0 12 2 0 16 2 1 1 6 .216 .238 .320
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,043 3,502 324 916 167 20 66 1 421 218 38 381 33 24 12 129 .262 .305 .377
Sammy White

Sammy White Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1951 Red Sox C 4 4 84 16 4.0 16 15 1 0 2 0 3 0 1.000 5.14
1952 Red Sox C 111 103 2,715 532 4.8 523 464 59 9 7 4 21 26 .983 5.20
1953 Red Sox C 131 121 3,266 665 5.1 656 588 68 9 9 5 33 28 .986 5.42
1954 Red Sox C 133 124 3,342 773 5.8 757 677 80 16 11 11 47 32 .979 6.12
1955 Red Sox C 143 142 3,767 754 5.3 742 671 71 12 8 5 41 34 .984 5.32
1956 Red Sox C 114 112 2,919 617 5.4 607 547 60 10 13 6 25 28 .984 5.61
1957 Red Sox C 111 105 2,664 546 4.9 538 489 49 8 13 7 23 21 .985 5.45
1958 Red Sox C 102 91 2,417 494 4.8 488 450 38 6 8 5 19 25 .988 5.45
1959 Red Sox C 119 111 2,821 619 5.2 613 557 56 6 8 7 30 24 .990 5.87
1961 Braves C 20 18 488 115 5.8 112 107 5 3 0 0 3 2 .974 6.20
1962 Phillies C 40 31 771 197 4.9 192 173 19 5 4 2 17 11 .975 6.72
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 1,028 962 25,254 5,328 5.2 5,244 4,738 506 84 83 52 262 231 .984 5.61
11 Years 1,028 962 25,254 5,328 5.2 5,244 4,738 506 84 83 52 262 231 .984 5.61
Sammy White

Sammy White Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1951 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 0.0 - - -
1952 Red Sox 2 3 .400 6 2 n/a 38.1 8.9 7.8 - - -
1953 Red Sox 3 2 .600 8 0 n/a 36.6 9.9 7.4 - - -
1954 Red Sox 1 3 .250 5 2 n/a 35.2 9.9 6.6 - - -
1955 Red Sox 1 2 .333 0 0 n/a 49.5 9.4 8.5 - - -
1956 Red Sox 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 78.4 9.8 8.9 - - -
1957 Red Sox 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 113.3 8.9 11.0 - - -
1958 Red Sox 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 54.7 8.9 9.4 - - -
1959 Red Sox 4 2 .667 1 0 n/a 377.0 9.7 9.0 - - -
1961 Braves 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 63.0 7.0 12.6 - - -
1962 Phillies 0 0 .000 2 1 n/a 48.5 6.1 8.1 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 14 15 .483 23 5 n/a 53.1 9.2 8.3 - - -
Sammy White

Sammy White Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Boston Red Sox 38 Undetermined - -
1952 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined - -
1953 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined Stats -
1954 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined - -
1955 Boston Red Sox 8 Undetermined - -
1956 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined - -
1957 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined - -
1958 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined - -
1959 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined - -
1961 Milwaukee Braves 22 $33,500.00 - -
1962 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Sammy White is the only American League player in history (and only the third in Major League history) to score three runs during the same inning? This amazing runs scored record was set on June 18, 1953 , and it still remains unmatched to this day! White's three runs were part of a 17-run inning by the Boston Red Sox, an American League record for runs scored by a team during the 7th-inning . The play by play for the inning:

Sammy White singled to center field. Gene Stephens singled to right and White moved-up to third base. Stephens stole second. Tom Umphlett singled to left field, White scored (run #1) and Stephens scored (run #2). Johnny Lipon struck out (out #1). George Kell doubled to left field, Umphlett went to third. Billy Goodman was walked intentionally to load the bases. Jimmy Piersall singled to center field, Umphlett scored (run #3), Kell scored (run #4), and Goodman moved to third. Dick Gernert homered, Goodman scored (run #5), Piersall scored (run #6), and Gernert scored (run #7). Ellis Kinder singled to right field. White walked, Kinder moved up to to second.

The Tigers made a call to the bullpen replacing Steve Gromek with Dick Weik who threw a wild pitch, Kinder moved up to third, White to second. Stephens then doubled to center field, Kinder scored (run #8) and White scored (run #9). Umphlett walked. Lipon singled to left, Stephens scored (run #10), Umphlett moved up to to second. Kell flied out to left field (out #2). Goodman singled, Umphlett scored (run #11), Lipon moved to second. Ted Lepcio pinch ran for Goodman .

The Tigers made another call to the bullpen, replacing Weik with Earl Harrist . Al Zarilla pinch hit for Piersall . Zarilla walked, Lipon moved up to third, Lepcio moved up to second. Gernert walked, Lipon scored (run #12), Lepcio moved up to third, Zarilla moved up to second. Kinder singled to center, Lepcio scored (run #13), Zarilla scored (run #14), Gernert moved up to third. White singled to center field, Gernert scored (run #15), Kinder moved up to second. Stephens singled to right field, Kinder scored (run #16), White moved up to third. Umphlett singled to left field, White scored (run #17) and Stephens moved up to second. Lipon walked, Stephens went to third, Umphlett to second. Kell flied out to left (out #3) - a 17 run / 14 hit inning.

On July 14, 1956 , Sammy White caught the eleventh Boston Red Sox no hitter, a true gem thrown by Mel Parnell . During the previous season, on May 1, 1955 , White didn't catch a no-hitter, but he did break up a Bob Feller no-hitter with a single to center field during the seventh inning. His hit was the only one in the game allowed Feller to set a new record for career 1-hitters.

In 1955, Sammy White took his position behind the plate one-hundred forty-three times, setting a new Boston Red Sox single season record for most games caught, breaking the mark set by their former Hall of Fame backstop, Rick Ferrell who caught 131 games in 1935. White's record has been broken, by another Boston Red Sox hall of famer, do you know who it was? ( Answer )

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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