It’s April 19 and that means it’s time to look at three of the greatest Kentucky Wildcats to dawn the No. 19 on their uniform.
Here we find a UK Athletic Hall of Famer, 1940s basketball standout and one of the best first basemen in UK Baseball history.
Forrest Sale (Men’s Basketball 1930-33)
Our first N0. 19 is UK Athletics Hall of Famer Forrest Sale. Sale was one of Adolph Rupp first players to be named an NCAA Consensus First Team All-American in 1932 and 1933.
He was named the Helms National Player of the Year for the 1932-33 season in addition to earning All-SEC Tournament First Team honors.
Sale averaged 12.5 points over his career and was inducted in the UK Hall of Fame in 2005. His number No. 19 was retired by UK Basketball.
Jack Tingle (Men’s Basketball 1943-47)
One of the best players to dawn a UK uniform during the 40s, Jack Tingle, scored 948 career points for the Wildcats in four seasons.
He was named to the All-SEC Tournament team all four years of his career and earned All-SEC First-Team honors in both 1946 and 1947.
Evan White (Baseball (2015-17)
It’s hard to find a better first baseman to put on a Kentucky Baseball uniform than Evan White. In his three seasons at UK White hit .356 with 17 home runs and 109 RBI’s.
He was named Freshman All-SEC in 105 after hitting .318 with 28 RBI’s. As a sophomore, he was named Second-Team All-SEC after hitting a career-best .376 with five home runs and 40 RBI’s. He also earned a Rawlings Gold Glove award and earned All-SEC Defensive Team honors after committing just one error the entire season.
White finished his career again earning All-SEC Defensive Team honors, Baseball America’s Second-Team All-America and a Rawlings gold glove as a senior as he hit .373 with 10 home runs and posted a perfect fielding percentage.
The first basemen led Kentucky’s charge to their first Super Regional appearance in school history.
Photo: UK Athletics