Saturday, March 14, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #30: 1972 ROY WHITE

Often overlooked, or forgotten, today I give a "missing" In-Action 1972 card to former long-time Yankee outfielder Roy White.
Check it out:


Even though the man was a New York Yankee "lifer", playing 15 years between 1965 and 1979 wearing only the Yankee pinstripes, White was often overshadowed by the likes of Mantle, Munson, Murcer, Nettles and Jackson.
Nevertheless he put in a very solid career, amassing over 1800 hits, with just under 1000 runs scored, 160 home runs and 233 stolen bases.
After his Major League playing days he even put in three good years in Japan, playing for the Yomiuri Giants between 1980-1982.
Just a quiet, solid player who more than did his job while between the foul lines, year in and year out.
I've mentioned earlier here on this blog: years later I would end up befriending and DJ-ing in the same club scene here in NYC with his son Reade, even though he never DID tell me who his father was!
I'd only find out years later from a mutual friend after I was long gone from the club-circuit…
Would have been nice to try and schmooze a conversation or two with the senior White in the early-90's!

6 comments:

  1. I like Roy White, but I think that there are other Yankees in the '72 Topps set who are as equally -- if not more -- deserving of having IN ACTION cards.

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  2. Hey G. How much pull do you have? Can you talk to Googke about adding a like button to blogger? Sure would make things easier. Lol.

    Nice card. Always liked Roy White.

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