Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
Long before he went on to preserve the memories of some of the game’s best 19th century players with his book, ‘‘Sol White’s Official Base Ball Guide’’, White led a distinguished career on the field as both a player and manager. In a five-year stint with integrated minor leagues, he compiled a .356 batting average. Throughout the 1890s, he was a member of the best independent (barnstorming) black teams before going on to help form the powerhouse Philadelphia Giants in 1902.
Sol White
Long before he went on to preserve the memories of some of the game’s best 19th century players with his book, ‘‘Sol White’s Official Base Ball Guide’’, White led a distinguished career on the field as both a player and manager. In a five-year stint with integrated minor leagues, he compiled a .356 batting average. Throughout the 1890s, he was a member of the best independent (barnstorming) black teams before going on to help form the powerhouse Philadelphia Giants in 1902.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)