Michael John White (who goes by Mikey) was introduced to baseball at a very young age. “My dad took me to a Padres game when I was a few days old,” the San Diego-born player shares. “Ever since I started playing when I was four, I have loved it.” Dedication to the sport led Mikey to be selected by the Oakland Athletics out of the University of Alabama in the second round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, and ranked as the major league team’s 20th prospect at the start of the 2016 season. For now, he calls Stockton home, and is enjoying his first year as part of the 2016 Stockton Ports team. We played a round of fill-in-the blanks with the 22-year-old infielder from Alabama to learn about his love of baseball, his dreams for the future, his favorite snacks, and more.
FILL IN THE BLANKS:
My favorite part of playing for the Stockton Ports is the team and facilities.
The fans are what I love most about Stockton.
People doubting me keeps me motivated.
My ultimate dream when it comes to playing baseball is to play in the big leagues.
At the home concession stand, I can be found ordering chicken fingers.
My favorite Stockton Ports memory so far is my first time at bat.
My favorite place I’ve traveled to with the Stockton Ports is Visalia.
If I were not a baseball player, I’d be coaching.
My dad is my role model.
My favorite part of attending baseball games is Dip n’ Dots.
Aside from baseball, my favorite sport is football.
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Favorite Stockton Restaurant: Lumberjacks (3113 W. Benjamin Holt Dr.)
Favorite Pro Player of all time: Chipper Jones
Favorite Major League Baseball Team: Oakland Athletics
Position: INF (infielder)
Batting Average: .230