White made his major league debut in 1956 and during his 13 season professional career was a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove Award winner.
After retiring as a player in 1969, White had an 18-year career as a sportscaster. From 1989 to 1994, he served as president of the National League, the first African American to hold such a high position in professional sports. Since retiring, White has continued to serve on several committees for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He published his autobiography, “Uppity: My Untold Story About the Games People Play,” in 2011.