One of the greatest of his time, if not all time. Also a proud American hero. Unfortunately, people hate him for being 'bitter' towards today's players, which I think wrongly colors his wonderful career. Hopefully, he'll be remembered alongside the likes of Seaver, Johnson, Ryan, Koufax, and others as among the most dominant pitchers in MLB history.
I remember as a kid, seeing the USS Alabama which he serves on during the war, and they had his bunk marked and a little plaque dedicated to him. I had never heard of him really so I found a book in the library that told an abridged tale of his life. Seemed like a great man.
Ah, RonDL White. Given how much the other two contenders in the central have just tanked this offseason, the Royals have as much chance as anyone, maybe more. Chicago has lost Colon, Gordon, Alomar (maybe not a loss, sadly) and Crazy Carl.