The Legendary Frank White

Frank White, Jr. is an American politician and former professional baseball player, who spent 18 years with the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. After his playing career, he has worked as a professional baseball coach and sports commentator, and has been elected to public office in Jackson County, Missouri.

Timeline

1980:In 1980, White was the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, leading the Royals to their first World Series appearance.

1985:Although in his early years he was a singles hitter who contributed little to the Royals' run column, White improved markedly as an offensive player during his career, hitting 22 home runs two years in a row, in 1985 1986.

1986:In the 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, his solo home run in the seventh off Mike Scott was the deciding run in a 3–2 American League victory.

2004:A bronze statue of White was dedicated outside of Kauffman Stadium in 2004, joining Royals founders Ewing & Muriel Kauffman, George Brett, and as of 2009, Dick Howser.

2011:FSN Kansas City announced in early December 2011 that White's broadcasting contract wouldn’t be renewed as the Royals' television color commentator.

2016:On January 11, 2016, White was appointed county executive by the Jackson County Legislature, for the remainder of 2016 following the resignation of Mike Sanders.


Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Nov 11

2018

Annual Banquet

The Gill Carter Initiative Center

2620 SE 23rd St 

Topeka Kansas 66605

$55

Per Ticket

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Nov. 5

2017

Annual Banquet

The Governors Row House

811 SW Buchanan

Topeka Kansas

$55

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Jan. 29

2017

Meet the Community Brunch

The Hillcrest Community Center

1800 Se 21 St. Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Kansas

Adults.$6.00 children  $4.00

Per Ticket

Expired

Jan. 29

2017

Meet the Community Brunch

The Hillcrest Community Center

1800 Se 21 St. Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Kansas

Adults.$6.00 children  $4.00

Per Ticket

Expired

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