Sammy Charles White (July 7, 1927 – August 5, 1991) Sammy White was steady and consistent as a Red Sox catcher from 1951 through 1959. The 1953 All-Star’s best season was 1954 when he batted .282 with 14 homers and 75 RBI. One of the best catchers in baseball, White was respected by teammates and opponents alike. He framed pitches brilliantly and was a true field general. Before his MLB days, White served in the Naval Reserve and was a University of Washington baseball and hoops star. In 1952, he famously hit a walk-off grand slam off of the legendary Satchel Paige. While with Boston, White tried to start a touring basketball team of Major Leaguers and even owned a bowling alley. After short stints with the Braves and Phillies, White left baseball in 1962. He worked as a golf pro in Hawaii with his former batterymate, Frank Sullivan, and died there in 1991 at age 64.