White, a center fielder, was selected in the sixth round of the 1981 amateur draft by the California Angels. He first appeared with the team in 1985, and spent his first six seasons with the club, winning two Gold Gloves and one All-Star selection.
This was followed by five Gold Glove seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was also an All-Star selectee in 1993.
White was granted free agency following the 1995 season, and signed a three year contract with Florida.
His first season with the Marlins produced a .274 batting average with 17 home runs and 84 RBI.
An injury limited his 1997 season to 74 games, but he recovered in time to assist the Marlins with their first World Series title. White was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks after the 1997 season for career minor league pitcher Jesus Martinez.
He totaled 23 home runs and 118 RBI, hitting .264 with 35 stolen bases in 220 games over his two seasons in Florida.