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Best Former Royal 

Frank White

During the 1970s and '80s, Royals second baseman Frank White gave inspiration to Little Leaguers who weren't the best hitters or the fastest. White found a way to get a glove on almost every ball hit to the right side of the infield, however fast it skipped off the slick AstroTurf. Over 18 years, White earned eight Gold Gloves, five All Star game appearances and one World Series ring. Since his playing days, the Lincoln High School grad has stayed in his hometown and worked off and on for the Royals through the team's many ownership situations. Most recently, he's been assigned to manage the team's Class AA affiliate in Wichita. Yes, he is interested in managing the Major League club. Former players John Wathan and Hal McCrae got their shots, after all. But in the meantime, White continues to show up for work with the kind of dedication he showed as a player. Here's hoping he gets the job one day and that it's for a Royals team with a budget and a chance and a few future Frank Whites on its roster.

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