Joyner Clifford White
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.
- High School Tech High School (Atlanta)
- Debut April 15, 1932
- Final Game September 30, 1944
- Born June 1, 1909 in Red Oak, GA USA
- Died October 9, 1986 in Tacoma, WA USA
Jo-Jo White played nine seasons in the majors and appeared in two World Series. He was primarily a centerfielder. White was three times in the top ten in the league in stolen bases and twice in the top ten in hit-by-pitch.
Jo-Jo also played 13 seasons in the minors with a batting average of .306. Much of that time was spent with the Seattle Rainiers.
He was a minor league player/manager from 1947 to 1949, continuing to manage through 1957, while also scouting for the Cleveland Indians in 1953 and 1958. He was a coach for the Indians in 1958, 1959 and most of 1960, when he went to the Detroit Tigers, switching jobs with Luke Appling on August 8th in the Jimmie Dykes/Joe Gordon swap. White followed Gordon again, coaching the Kansas City A's in 1961 and 1962. He coached the Milwaukee Braves from 1963 to 1965 and the Atlanta Braves in 1966.
Jo-Jo is the father of Mike White.
Through 2009 he is one of four players remembered with the first name "Jo-Jo", including Jo-Jo Moore, Jo-Jo Morrissey and Jo-Jo Reyes. White's first name was really "Joyner" while the other three all had the first name "Joseph". White and Morrissey broke into the majors three days apart in April of 1932.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
- Kent Ailsworth: "Jo-Jo White", in Scott Ferkovich, ed.: Detroit the Unconquerable: the 1935 World Champion Tigers, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 152-156. ISBN 978-1-933599-78-6