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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsHal WhiteHaroldGeorge WhiteBorn: March 18, 1919in Utica, New YorkDied: April 21, 2002 Debut: 1941 | Pos: PH: 5’10” | W: 170 | B: R | T: RYrWLGSVIPERA12465433625920.13.78>> Visit theHal White biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Hal White had a successfulcareer as a spot starter and relief pitcher, appearing in 12 seasons inthe Major Leagues and despite two seasons in which he served in the military.In 1940, White drew attentionas a pitcher for the Buffalo Bisons when he compiled a 16-4 record witha 2.43 ERA. That earned him a brief appearance with the Tigers at the endof the season. In 1942, White burst on the scene in baseball, becomingone of only five pitchers to throw complete game shutouts in their firsttwo starts. From 1944 to 1945, Whitewas out of the majors to serve in the military. It cost him a World Seriesring that the Tigers captured in 1945.   Following his return from military service, White only had one season in which he pitched more than 100 innings — 1950 with the Tigers.  That season, he was 9-6 with a 4.54 ERA in 111 innings.As a batter, White hit .145with 255 at-bats with 7 RBI. As a pitcher, he finished with a 46-54 recordand 25 saves. After his career in the majors,White became a coach and manager in the minor leagues.