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Depicted:
White, Bill  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Associated Name:
St. Louis Cardinals  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
Object Name:
bottle cap
Date made:
1964
Description (Brief):
Bill White (b. 1934) was one of many players featured on collectible coins made by Topps and include in packs of baseball cards.
FIrst baseman BIll White played Major League Baseball for the New York/ San Francisco Giants (1956,1958,) St. Louis Cardinals (1959-1965, 1969,) and Philadelphia Phillies (1966-1968.)
An 8 time All-Star and 7 time gold glove winner, White had a lifetime .286 batting average, with 202 home runs and 870 runs batted in. He won a World Series Championship ring with St. Louis in 1964.
After retiring, White was a pioneering broadcaster before becoming the first African American President of the National League, where he served from 1989-1994.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Major League  Search this
Sports  Search this
African American  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0566.12
Accession number:
1982.0566
Catalog number:
1982.0566.12
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8378-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_664499