this is the fourth installment in a series highlighting those players that have worn dodger blue, left, and then returned to wear the uniform once again. brett butler, omar daal, and eric young are the players previously feted.
nick willhite made his major league debut in dramatic fashion. the dodger lefty started the second game of a doubleheader against the cubs in june of 1963 and threw a 5-hit shutout. here he is on his 1964 topps rookie card:
then, on may 11, 1965, the dodgers purchased willhite back from washington. he made 15 appearances for the dodgers, including 6 starts, and won (you guessed it) 2 games. he didn't appear in the 1965 world series, but was back with the dodgers in 1966.
willhite had a tough go of it later in his life battling addictions and passed away from cancer a couple of years ago.
here's to you nick willhite, double dipper!