White Bill

White (William DeKova) Bill

(1934–  ) baseball player, sportscaster, baseball executive; born in Lakewood, Fla. He attended college on an academic (not athletic) scholarship. After a 13-year career as a first baseman (1956–69), mostly for the St. Louis Cardinals, he was a television sportscaster (1971–88) and then baseball's first African-American league president—of the National League—(1988–93).