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Bill White's New Book

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Along with Phil Rizzuto & Frank Messer, Bill White was a huge part of my childhood.

    As a young kid, I had no idea that he was black or that he was a former star player with the Cardinals. I just knew him as one of the voices of the Yankees.

    He has a new book out, and it gets a write up in the Times today.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/sports/baseball/03white.html?src=me&ref=sports

    I always feel bad when I read about guys like White or Tony Kubek who leave the game and have bitterness towards it instead of happy memories:

    I was happy to read this part:

    Has anyone read the book, or are you planning to?

    Also, how did he end up doing games for the Yankees anyhow? He had no connection to the team that I know of.

    I remember being completely surprised when he was named NL President as he had been a yankees announcer for so long and had not seemed to be grooming himself for that kind of job.
     
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Glad I saw this post. Great stuff here.
     
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    >>>I remember being completely surprised when he was named NL President as he had been a yankees announcer for so long and had not seemed to be grooming himself for that kind of job. <<<

    If I'm recalling it correctly, he didn't want the job. But he felt he should take it because he thought it was important to have an African-American in that position. I'm sure he details this in the book.
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Never liked the Yankees or Cardinals, but Bill White is cool and doesn't take any shit. I like that.
     
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Me to. White has stayed true to himself.
     
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