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Ernest Daniel White
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11½", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut May 9, 1940
- Final Game October 3, 1948
- Born September 5, 1916 in Pacolet Mills, SC USA
- Died May 22, 1974 in Augusta, GA USA
Ernie White pitched seven seasons in the big leagues. In addition to going 17-7 in 1941, he appeared in the 1942 World Series (winning Game 3) and the 1943 World Series. In his last major league season he posted an ERA of 1.96 for the 1948 Boston Braves, the team of Spahn and Sain.
White was born in South Carolina, as was also the case with his teammate on the 1948 Braves, Bill Voiselle. Ernie played high school and semi-pro ball before going into the minors. He had good winning records in the minors, going 15-6, 15-7 and 13-4 in the years 1938-40.
He had arm problems while in the majors in 1942-43.
White entered the Army in January 1944 and was discharged in January 1946. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1941)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1941)
- Won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942