Frank White

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Coaching Career: -White spent three seasons as manager of the Wichita (AA) Wranglers (Royals organization) from 2004-2006. He spent 2002-03 in the Royals front office as Special Assistant to the GM and managed Peoria in the Arizona Fall League in 2003. White began his coaching career in the Red Sox organization as manager of the Gulf Coast rookie league team in 1992 and then spent three seasons (1994-96) as the Red Sox first base coach before rejoining the Royals. He served as the club's Community Outreach Representative until he took over as first base coach during the 1997 campaign, a position he held through the 2001 season. -White joined the T-Bones in 2012Playing Career: -White was one of the most decorated second basemen in baseball history during his 18-year playing career with the Royals. He won eight Gold Gloves and was a five-time All-Star and two-time Royals Player of the Year. The Royals played in seven postseasons during his career, including two World Series. White was named ALCS MVP in 1980, helping lead Kansas City to its first-ever World Series appearance. He was the starting second baseman and a major part of the 1985 Royals squad that brought Kansas City its first and only World Championship. His number 20 was retired by the Royals as he was inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame in 1995. A statue was erected in his honor in 2004. -White’s career Major League offensive numbers include a .255 average, 160 home runs, and 886 RBIs. -Defensively, White’s soft hands and smooth fielding ability made him a legend in Kansas City and around the country. He won six consecutive Gold Glove awards at second base from 1977 to 1982. In 1977, he played 62 consecutive errorless games at second base. -Posted a .984 fielding percentage in 18 Major League seasons as an infielder as a second baseman/shortstop. -Posted 2006 base hits in his Major League career for K.C. -In 1977, over the course of 752 chances at second base, White committed only eight errors. These numbers equated to an amazing .989 fielding percentage and earned him his first Gold Glove.

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