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William De Kova ‘Bill’ White or popularly known as Bill White was a professional first baseman. He threw and batted left-handed. In his career he played for New York and San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Philies. He was credited with being the second black player to play for a Carolina League Team, named Danville Leafs.

He batted .286 with home runs of 202 and 870 RBI in his 1673 games. He won seven consecutive Gold Glove Awards. He has also records of hitting at least .300 and driven in at least 100 runs in his three consecutive seasons he played. After his playing career ended he became a full-time sportscaster for 18 years. White served as the president of the National League from 1989 to 1994.

He was the first Afro-American to hold such a prestigious and high position in sports.

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