Possum Whitted

The 5’8″ Whitted acquired the nickname Possum growing up in Durham, NC. A utility man for the Cardinals, he was traded to the “Miracle” Braves in mid-1914 and collected a World Series check. Then sold to the Phillies, he played the outfield in all five of their 1915 WS games with the Braves. He batted a consistent .281 as a Phillies regular from 1915 to 1917 and was traded to Pittsburgh for Casey Stengel in 1919.