Thursday, May 6, 2010
25 - Roy White
About This Player
Roy White played his entire 15 year career with the New York Yankees. White played the majority of his games in left field. He was selected to two All-Star games and played in three different World Series during the Yankees' run from 1976-1978. In 1973, Roy White lead the American League in games played, plate appearances and at bats. A proficient switch-hitter, Roy White hit home runs from both sides of the plate five times and he switch-hit triples in a game in 1970, which nobody has ever done more than once.
After retiring as a player, White remained with the Yankees as a coach in 1983-1984 and 1986 and continued working with the Yankees in some capacity through the next decade.
More information about Roy White can be found at:
Roy White Foundation
About This Card
Traditionally, Topps puts prominent stars at key numbers in the set. The top stars will be at the 50's and 100's (such as Roberto Clemente #50 and Hank Aaron #100). The next level of stars will be at the 25's and 75's and then at the 10's.