He received the nickname "Shotgun" for his powerful arm, but I'm not sure where "Whitey" came from. I would think it had something to do with his hair but it looks dark in the cards above.
Billy won a World Series Championship with the 1961 Yankees and was a manager and coach at the major and/or minor league levels for the Red Sox, Twins and Royals for many years after his playing career was over. His son Billy Jr. is currently a manager for the Rays AA Southern League team, the Montgomery Biscuits.
Jack Harshman 1958-59
He pitched for 5 teams over his 8 year MLB career and his best year was his 1958 season for the Birds. He finished 24th in MVP voting but I'm not exactly sure why, as he went 12-15 on the season. It must have had something to do with his 2.89 ERA, or his 3 shutouts, or the 161 K's, or maybe it was his 17 complete games. 17 complete games! That's crazy!
Jack wasn't too bad with the stick either. He hit 6 HR's that season; he was like the Babe Ruth of pitchers! But seriously, his 21 homers are tied for 10th all-time for pitchers. That's awesome.
Mel Held 1956