King Solomon White

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  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: New York
  • Team: Gothams
  • League: Independent
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

King Solomon White (1868-1955). An infielder, manager, executive, sportswriter, and historian, Sol was also influential in establishing the Negro Leagues. Well traveled, White played for 11 different teams over 24 seasons. In 1907, White published the first history of black baseball, Sol White’s History of Colored Baseball.

  • Credited with a lifetime batting average of .356
  • Batted .404 in 1895
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 2006
  • Sol White did not appear in the Old Judge series. This image is taken from a photo that appears in White’s book, Sol White’s History of Colored Baseball.

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