Playing the game with unmatched style and grace, White became one of the greatest second basemen in baseball history. He was a two-time Royals Player of the Year and a five-time All-Star. He was the first American League second baseman to ever collect eight Gold Gloves. Renowned for defensive excellence, White was a complete player. He hit .545 in the 1980 American League Championship Series to win MVP honors, and he batted cleanup and led all players with six RBI in the 1985 World Series. White finished his career second on the Royals all-time list in games played (2,324), at bats (7,859), and hits (2,006).