Sunday, September 14, 2008

It Was All a Dream. He Used to Read Word Up Magazine.

Frank White
Second Baseman, Kansas City Royals
1987 Topps #692

Topps Fact: ACQ: Free Agent, 7-2-70
GMT Fact: So popular in the black community in the 1970's & 80's was longtime Royals' second baseman Frank White, that Biggie Smalls aka Big Poppa aka The Notorious B.I.G. paid homage to him by adopting his name.


Greg Mescall said...

A great connection, between Frank White and Biggie Smalls. As a life long big fan I never knew where that nickname came from but I do know I must drop these biggie lyrics in this post.

Frank White push the sticks on the Lexus, LX, four and a half, bulletproof glass tints if I want some ass

dmac said...

This is wrong. Frank White was a fictional character in the movie King of New York. The character who played Frank White was Christopher Walken, similar to Christopher Wallace, Biggie's real name. Also, in the movie, Frank White becomes a hero to the poor.