* Burgess Whitehead  1981

Major league player. Attended UNC before signing pro contract, 1930. Made big leagues in 1934, with St. Louis Cardinals. Traded to New York Giants, 1936. Starting second baseman for Giants through 1941 season, although he missed 1938 season because of illness. Spent 1942–1945 in U.S. Army Air Corps. Played for Pittsburgh, 1946, before retiring. Batted .266 for career, with 883 hits in 924 games. Played in three World Series, 1934 with St. Louis and 1936 and 1937 with New York. Batted .135 in 12 games. Outstanding defensive second baseman. Born Tarboro, 1910. Died 1993.