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About Gary

Gary began playing at the age of five and has since gone on to represent NSW & AUSTRALIA at both junior & senior levels. He signed and played professionally with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1986 – 1989. Winning South Atlantic League Championship in 1988. Was a member of the Sydney Blues / Storm throughout the Australian National Leagues 10 year history.

In 1998 / 99 Australian Baseball League Season saw Gary get off to a great start before having to face the toughest challenge of his life. Gary was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer 3 weeks into the season. Missing only 2 weeks of the season after the operation Gary continued to play through out the 4 weeks of Radiation Treatment. Being a remarkable feat in itself Gary finished the Season with the 2nd highest batting average in the league and was runner up in the MVP award. He became the first Catcher in ABL history to win the Gold Glove Award.

In the 1999 Intercontinental Cup – Sydney, Gary was a hero in the Gold Medal game. He stepped to the plate with 2 out in the top of the 11th inning with the winning run on second base. Gary drove home the winning run with a game winning hit into centre field to take home the GOLD MEDAL

Gary is a Level 2 Accredited Baseball Coach.
His coaching experience has included:
  • Sydney Blues/Storm Development Officer, helping structure and run coaching clinics for schools & clubs junior development.
  • NSW baseball academy (NSWIS) coach, working with NSW elite 16 – 19 year olds.
  • Assists NSWBL Director of Coaching with a variety of Instructional seminars & clinics 
  •  NSW u/18’s team assistant coach for  3 years
  • Works on an individual level with players from the grass roots level to the professionals, helping develop & fine tune all aspects of their game, including the development of their strength & conditioning programs.
  • NSW Claxton Shield  assistant coach past 4 years
  • Catching & Hitting Instructor with NSW High Performance & TIP Development Programs
Gary White's Gold Medal Hit

Career Highlights

    Professional
  • Philadelphia Phillies 1986- 1989
    Australian National  Team
  • Australian Junior Rep 3 years
  • Australian Senior Rep 1995- 2000
  • Australian Olympic Team - 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
  • Australian Team Member -1999 Intercontinental Cup - Sydney  GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
  • Australian Team Member -1997 Intercontinental Cup - Spain  BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS
  • World All Star Team Selection - 1997 Intercontinental Cup – Spain
Award Award
    NSW Teams
  • NSW Junior Rep 7 years  U/13's- U/ 18's
  • NSW Claxton Shield / ABL Rep 18 years
    Australian Baseball League / NSW Baseball League
  • South Atlantic League Championship Win 1988
  • Australian Baseball League Golden Glove Award 1998 / 99
  • Named to All Star Team 7 times
  • Sydney Storm MVP 1998 / 99
  • Sydney Storm Batting Champion 1998 / 99
  • Australian Baseball League MVP 1996
  • Championship MVP 1996
  • Sydney Storm MVP 1996
  • Member of the Sydney Team since 1990
  • Sydney Major League 2001/02 Championship MVP
  • Sydney Major League 2002/03 MVP
  • 2004 Claxton Shield Winners
  • 2005 Claxton Shield Winners
  • 2006-2009 NSW Claxton Shield Assistant Coach
  • 2009 Selected in The NSW 75th Anniversary All-Star Team
  • 2009 Inducted into Australian Baseball Hall Of Fame