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King Solomon White (June 12, 1868 - August 26, 1955) was an American professional baseball infielder, manager and executive, and one of the pioneers of the Negro Leagues. An active sportswriter for many years, in 1907 he wrote the first definitive history of black baseball. June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1955 (MCMLV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with his team from Keokuk, Iowa, the Westerns of Keokuk The Negro Leagues were a collection of professional baseball leagues made up of predominantly African-American teams. ...


Born in Bellaire, Ohio, White's playing career lasted from 1887 to 1910, followed by several additional seasons of managing. He played a major role on many of the greatest teams throughout that era, and also in the 1902 formation of the Philadelphia Giants and the later development and operation of various leagues. Bellaire is a city located in Belmont County, Ohio. ...


White died at age 87 in Central Islip, New York. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. Central Islip is a census-designated place located in Suffolk County, New York, USA, and a hamlet of the Town of Islip. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... The 2006 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame are proceeding in keeping with rules enacted in 2001. ...


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Sol White - Plagiarism on Wikipedia (588 words)
King Solomon (Sol) White (June 12, 1868 - August 26, 1955) was an American professional baseball infielder, manager and executive, and one of the pioneers of the Negro Leagues.
After leaving the Giants, White managed the Brooklyn Royal Giants (1910) and the New York Lincoln Giants (1911-1912), before a long period of semi-retirement, punctuated by stints with the Columbus Buckeyes (1921), the Cleveland Browns (1924), and the Newark Stars (1926).
White's History begins with the organization in 1885 of the first professional colored baseball team, discusses the brusque removal of all fl players from predominantly white teams during the next four years, and then traces the growing strength of "colored base ball" into the early years of the twentieth century.
White, Sol - Pre-Negro Leaguer (427 words)
Sol White's History of Colored Baseball was the first volume of its kind.
After leaving the Giants, White managed the Brooklyn Royal Giants (1910) and the New York Lincoln Giants (1911-1912), before a long period of semi-retirement, punctuated by stints with the Columbus Buckeyes (1920), the Cleveland Browns (1924), and the Newark Stars (1926).
White died in a state hospital on Long Island in 1955.
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