Royals Great Frank White Discusses His One Man's Dream
October 9, 2012
Frank White was considered the premiere second baseman of his generation, during his 18 years playing for the Royals he became a beloved figure in Kansas City.
White discusses his life and career - including his dramatic rift with the Royals earlier this year - as told in his new book One Man's Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
He'll participate in a public conversation with Bill Althaus, sportswriter for the Independence Examiner and co-author of the book.
As a player White exhibited uncanny fielding skills and was so solid at the plate that he batted cleanup in the 1985 World Series (one of only two second basemen to do so after Jackie Robinson), helping propel the Royals to their only MLB championship.
He is the winner of eight Gold Gloves (at the time tying the record), was selected 10 five All-Star Games, and set a major league record with teammate George Brett by appearing in 1,914 games together (the record stood until 1995).
White retired from the team in 1990 and five years later his No. 20 joined George Brett's No. 5 and the late manager Dick Howser's No. 10 as the only three Royals numbers to be retired.
Still part of the Royals organization, White managed the franchise's Double A team in Wichita and served as the Royals' vice president for community relations. Most recently he was the team's radio color commentator, but was fired earlier this year following a dispute with management. The full details of his dismissal have not been made public; White will tell his side of the story at this event.
Currently White is a coach for the Kansas City T-Bones of the Independent League.
Admission is free.
A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.