Samuel Charles White (July 7, 1928 - August 5, 1991) was a Major League Baseball catcher and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1951-59), Milwaukee Braves (1961) and Philadelphia Phillies (1962).
White was born in Wenatchee, Washington. He was a solid defensive catcher, with a good arm and the ability to get the most out of a Boston pitching staff teams that include Mel Parnell, Ellis Kinder, Bill Monbouquette, Mike Fornieles and Frank Sullivan .
An All-Star in 1953, White enjoyed his best season with the bat in 1954, hitting .282 with 14 home runs and 75 runs batted in.
After nine productive years in Boston, White was sent to the Braves in 1961, and finished his career with Philadelphia one year later. In eleven seasons, he was a career .262 hitter with 66 homers and 421 RBI in 1043 games.
Sammy White died in Princeville, Hawaii at the age of 63.
- All-Star (1953)
- Became the only 20th-century player to score three runs in one inning (against Detroit, June 18, 1953)
- Made an unassisted double play (September 13, 1953)
- White steals more strikes from umpires than anyone else. I'm not being critical. I'm just bowing to his skill. - Casey Stengel, Yankees manager).