Sol White

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Baseball Player
Date of Birth June 12, 1868
Place of Birth Bellaire, Ohio
Date of Death Aug 26, 1955 (87)
Horoscope Gemini

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Sol White

King Solomon "Sol" White was an American professional baseball infielder, manager and executive, and one of the pioneers of the Negro leagues. An active sportswriter for many years, he wrote the first definitive history of black baseball in 1907. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

About Sol White

Hall of Fame baseball player, manager and executive who was one of the driving forces behind the Negro League.

Before Fame

After playing on integrated teams in the minor leagues, he came over to the top teams in the all-black leagues after the color line was drawn.


His book on the Negro League, entitled The History of Colored Baseball, became the only definitive guide to the era.

Family Life

He was born in Bellaire, Ohio.


He was inducted into the MLB Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, the same years as Bruce Sutter .

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