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Legislation #: 120433 Introduction Date: 5/3/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/13/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CURLS, REED, SHARP, MARCASON, TAYLOR, DAVIS, JOHNSON, BROOKS, CIRCO, JAMES, JR. AND WAGNER
Title: Recognizing the 1st Saturday in May as Frank White Day.

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5/3/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/3/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120433

 

 

Recognizing the 1st Saturday in May as Frank White Day.

WHEREAS, Frank White, Jr. was born in Greenville, Mississippi, after attending college at Longview Community in Lee's Summit, Missouri, he rose through the minors to reach the big leagues; and

WHEREAS, Frank studied the game, practiced and played on the fields in Spring Valley Park; and

WHEREAS, Frank was supported in this dream by his family and Frank attributes his success to the support and influence of his father, Frank White, Sr., with the White Family, having resided within the Key Coalition neighborhood since its inception; and

WHEREAS, Frank White Jr. dreamed of playing baseball for his hometown in Municipal Stadium not far from his childhood home; and

WHEREAS, Frank was able to live out this dream playing for his hometown team before family, friends, neighbors, and the world; and

WHEREAS, Frank as a former Major League Baseball player, and coach for the Kansas City Royals and their AA affiliate, the Wichita Wranglers and also a former color commentator for Royals telecasts; and

WHEREAS, as second baseman, Frank was the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, leading the Royals to their first World Series appearance; and

WHEREAS, Frank was a five-time All-Star and won the Golden Glove Award eight times, including six consecutive seasons from 1977 to 1982. Frank retired as a player in 1990 after 18 major-league seasons. In 1995, the Royals retired White's number 20, and he was inducted into the Royals' Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Frank White continues to support and participate in the efforts to keep the Key Coalition strong; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize the 1st Saturday of May as Frank White Day; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Frank White, Jr., with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for his many years of dedication and service to this community.

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