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Lou Whitaker

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Date of Birth May 12, 1957
Age 65 years, 7 months, 6 days
Place of Birth Brooklyn
Country United States
Profession Baseball Player
Horoscope Taurus

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Lou Whitaker Biography

Lou Whitaker is a famous Baseball Player, who was born on May 12, 1957 in United States. 5-time All-Star second baseman who spent his entire 19-year career with the Detroit Tigers. He helped lead the Tigers to a World Series Championship in 1984. According to Astrologers, Lou Whitaker's zodiac sign is Taurus.

Louis Rodman Whitaker Jr. (born May 12, 1957), nicknamed “Sweet Lou”, is an American professional baseball second baseman who played for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1977 to 1995. He won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1978, and was a five-time MLB All-Star in his career. He won four Silver Slugger Awards and three Gold Glove Awards. Along with teammate Alan Trammell, Whitaker was part of the longest running double play combination in MLB history.

He had two children with his wife Crystal.

The Detroit Tigers selected Whitaker in the fifth round, with the 99th overall selection, of the 1975 MLB draft. He signed with the Tigers rather than attend college. He made his professional debut that year for the Bristol Tigers of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. He played for the Lakeland Tigers of the Class A Florida State League in 1976. He batted .297 and was named the league’s most valuable player.

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Whitaker was born in Brooklyn, New York City. When he was one year old, his mother, who was pregnant with his sister, Matilda, moved with Lou to Martinsville, Virginia, to live with her family. Whitaker attended Martinsville High School. He played for the school’s baseball team as a middle infielder and pitcher. Whitaker graduated in 1975, and committed to play college baseball for Ferrum College.

Lou Whitaker Net Worth

Lou Whitaker is one of the richest Baseball Player & listed on most popular Baseball Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Lou Whitaker net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

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Net Worth $1.5 Million
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Source of Income Baseball Player
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He began playing alongside shortstop Alan Trammell in the minor leagues.

Whitaker was born in Brooklyn, New York City. When he was one year old, his mother, who was pregnant with his sister, Matilda, moved with Lou to Martinsville, Virginia, to live with her family. Whitaker attended Martinsville High School. He played for the school’s baseball team as a middle infielder and pitcher. Whitaker graduated in 1975, and committed to play college baseball for Ferrum College.

After the 1976 season, the Tigers assigned Whitaker to the Arizona Instructional League, where they converted him into a second baseman and paired him with shortstop Alan Trammell. In 1977, they both played for the Montgomery Rebels of the Double-A Southern League, Whitaker batting .280 during the season. The two were both promoted to the major leagues late in the 1977 season and had become starters by the end of April 1978. They would remain teammates until Whitaker retired in 1995. Trammell and Whitaker also made a cameo appearance together on the television show Magnum, P.I. starring Tom Selleck, as themselves, during the 1983 season.

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He was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1978 and went on to win 3 Gold Glove Awards.

In 1978, Whitaker won the American League Rookie of the Year Award, hitting .285 with 71 runs, and a .361 on-base percentage.

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Whitaker enjoyed a strong season in 1983, hitting for a .320 average with 12 home runs, 72 runs batted in (RBI), and 94 runs. That year he made the first of five consecutive All-Star appearances. In 1984, Whitaker and the Tigers won the World Series. The day Detroit clinched the Series, the second eldest of Whitaker’s four daughters was born.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Baseball Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Lou Whitaker celebrates birthday on May 12 of every year.

Whitaker was selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game five times: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987.

Why is Lou Whitaker not in Hall of Fame?

Because the Hall has a 5% minimum rule, Whitaker became ineligible for all future writers’ ballots for the next 14 years. Whitaker’s next chance at a plaque in Cooperstown will be on the next Modern Baseball Eras Committee vote in December 2023.

Is Lou Whitaker a Hall of Famer?

Among all players who have been on a Hall of Fame ballot who made their debut after 1901 (the “Modern Era” of baseball) without a “character” clause (suspected PED users, Curt Schilling, Pete Rose), Lou Whitaker’s rWAR is the highest among any player not in the Hall of Fame.

How old is Lou Whitaker?

65 years (May 12, 1957)

How long did Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker play together?

He tells everyone that his “dream” was that they got inducted “together.” Indeed, Trammel spent much of his induction speech talking about Lou: “My whole career, I had been linked with one person. For 19 years, Lou Whitaker and I formed the longest running double-play combination in the history of baseball.

Should Dwight Evans be in the Hall of Fame?

The most votes he ever received was in 1998, when he got 10.4 percent. When you dive further into his career, though, you see that Evans should be a Hall of Famer but, as most snubbed players of the 1970s and 1980s, Evans was a bit of an anachronism.

In the 1985 All-Star Game, Whitaker forgot to pack his uniform. Making this discovery just before the game, he had to make do with replica merchandise available for purchase at the park. He obtained an adjustable mesh hat and a blank jersey. He finished off his outfit by scrawling his number on the back in magic marker (or, by some accounts, having a fan do so for him). The Smithsonian requested the jersey and it remains a part of their collection.

In 1985, Whitaker set a record for Detroit second basemen with 21 home runs and, in 1986, was a member of a Tigers infield in which every member hit at least twenty home runs. He hit a career-best 28 homers in 1989, one of four times he reached the 20-HR plateau, upping his record for the most homers in a season by a Tiger second baseman. Whitaker now shares the season record with Ian Kinsler, who hit 28 homers in 2016 as the Tigers regular second baseman.

During the 1986 All-Star Game, Whitaker was one of the five players struck out consecutively by National League pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, tying Carl Hubbell’s mark. Whitaker also homered in the game, a two-run homer in a game the American League won 3-2.

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