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[Frank White] had a little smile that he would flash many times a game. I always took the smile to...

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[Frank White] had a little smile that he would flash many times a game. I always took the smile to be not a sign of enjoyment, but a kind of coping mechanism; when he was dumped at second base, when he got his pitch and fouled it off, when he dived for a ball but was unable to make a play, he would get up and flash the smile. I always took it to be his way of saying to himself 'I can deal with this. That was nothing; let's focus on what we need to do.'

--Bill James, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, 504-505. James ranks Frank White as the 31st greatest second baseman of all-time. [What this is]
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