Ernie Whitt

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Happy Birthday Ernie Whitt

It is Ernie Whitt’s 69th birthday today. The Red Sox drafted Whitt in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft. He was chosen one pick before Jason Thompson, a terrific first baseman for the Tigers and Dodgers. Ernie was blocked from making the Red Sox by Carlton Fisk and was left unprotected in the 1976 expansion draft, and we grabbed him up.
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Top 60 All-Time Greatest Jays: #22 Ernie Whitt

Ernie Whitt was born June 13, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan, not far from Tiger Stadium. The Red Sox picked him in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft, one pick before Jason Thompson, a terrific first baseman for the Tigers and Dodgers. Ernie was blocked from making the Red Sox by future Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk and was left unprotected in the 1976 expansion draft, and we grabbed him up.
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