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Former WVU quarterback Pat White retires from baseball

Mar 9, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

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The NFL didn’t suit former West Virginia Mountaineer quarterback Pat White too well — you gotta be able to throw in that league — so he tried his hand at baseball, where he was once a standout. In fact, he had been drafted by the Angels and the Yankees in the past, so it wasn’t silly for him to give it a go.

But alas he has lost any baseball-fu he ever had, as he just announced his retirement.  He had signed with the Royals and played in the instructional league last fall, but he never showed up to spring training and told the Royals today that he’s done with baseball.

I guess he and Major Harris will now sip lemonade on rocking chairs someplace, talking about what could have been.


  1. bloodysock - Mar 9, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    I guess he can hang out with Drew Henson now.

  2. proudlycanadian - Mar 9, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Eventually he will probably become a fine coach either at the high school or college level.

  3. bigxrob - Mar 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Moral of the story: Always choose baseball over football, baseball skills deteriorate without constant use

  4. rapmusicmademedoit - Mar 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    I didn’t even know he was in Baseball.He will not be missed, that’s for sure.

  5. bigtrav425 - Mar 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    to bad he didnt get a chance at being a QB.He actually had a decent got better every yr he was at WVU..Not saying he would of been great by any means but think he could of atleast been a solid back up

    • paperlions - Mar 10, 2011 at 7:08 AM

      He did get a chance to be a QB. Miami drafted him as a QB, but he was horrific and just didn’t have the tools to make the transition to an NFL game. When he was cut there were 31 other teams than took a pass, and no one came calling from the CFL either.

  6. mcsnide - Mar 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Wow, you digress from my favorite sport to discuss my favorite two football players. All I have to add is that they need to invite Marc Bulger to sip lemonade with them (and make him pay for it, of course).

    • BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM

      Didn’t Bulger sign on with the Titans or someone? Thought I saw that.

  7. BC - Mar 9, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Dude was a fool. Antwaan Randle El carved out a nice career for himself as a receiver and multi-purpose guy. White should have stuck with the NFL, or even gone the CFL route.
    Agree with bigxrob – baseball skills diminish quickly. Heck, look at Michael Jordan. Guy was a stud baseball player in high school. The fact that a dozen years later he could actually come back and hit .230 (or whatever he hit) against AA pitching is pretty damn good.

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