Pinky Whitney

Arthur Carter Whitney (January 2, 1905 – September 1, 1987), born in San Antonio, Texas, was a third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies (1928–33 and 1936–39) and Boston Braves/Boston Bees (1933–36).

He was named to the 1936 National League All-Star Team.

Whitney finished 18th in voting for the 1928 National League MVP for playing in 151 Games and having 585 At Bats, 73 Runs, 176 Hits, 35 Doubles, 4 Triples, 10 Home Runs, 103 RBI, 3 Stolen Bases, 36 Walks, .301 Batting Average, .342 On-base percentage, .426 Slugging Percentage, 249 Total Bases and 14 Sacrifice Hits.

He finished 20th in voting for the 1929 NL MVP for playing in 154 Games and had 612 At Bats, 89 Runs, 200 Hits, 43 Doubles, 14 Triples, 8 Home Runs, 115 RBI, 7 Stolen Bases, 61 Walks, .327 Batting Average, .390 On-base percentage, .482 Slugging Percentage, 295 Total Bases and 22 Sacrifice Hits.

Pinky finished 13th in voting for the 1937 NL MVP for playing in 138 Games and having 487 At Bats, 56 Runs, 166 Hits, 19 Doubles, 4 Triples, 8 Home Runs, 79 RBI, 6 Stolen Bases, 43 Walks, .341 Batting Average, .395 On-base percentage, .446 Slugging Percentage, 217 Total Bases and 11 Sacrifice Hits.

In 12 seasons he played in 1,539 At Bats and had 5,765 At Bats, 696 Runs, 1,701 Hits, 303 Doubles, 56 Triples, 93 Home Runs, 927 RBI, 45 Stolen Bases, 400 Walks, .295 Batting Average, .343 On-base percentage, .415 Slugging Percentage, 2,395 Total Bases and 135 Sacrifice Hits.

Whitney died in Center, Texas at the age of 82.

By Dean Hanley

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