Thomas Joseph "T.J." Whittaker, Jr.
June 30, 1926
New Orleans, LA
June 15, 1991
1944-45 Jesuit High School - New Orleans (High School)
1948-49 New Orleans Sports (SPBL)
Whittaker made his name in high school on the baseball diamond. The pitcher and infielder would be signed by the New York Giants after leading his Jesuit team to the American Legion tournament in 1945. After being rocked in two appearances with the Giants' farm club in Class-B Trenton, he was shipped down to their Class-D team in Springfield, Ohio. He would win ten games there but would be let go at the end of the season. He would play basketball with the New Orleans Sports in 1948-49, averaging 6.3 points in the 26 games I could find a box score for.
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