Skip to comments.Whitey Ford, Yankees Hall of Famer, dead at 91
Posted on 10/09/2020 9:28:33 AM PDT by oh8eleven
Whitey Ford, who pitched the Yankees to 11 American League pennants and six World Series championships in the 1950s and 60s and who still holds the highest winning percentage (.690) among all modern-day major league pitchers with at least 150 wins, died Thursday night at his Long Island home. He was 91.
Nicknamed the Chairman of the Board by teammate Elston Howard for his calm demeanor in pressure situations, Ford spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees for whom he went 236-106. The Yankees signed the left-hander out of high school in 1947 for $7,000, outbidding the crosstown Giants and the Boston Red Sox.
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Always seem to happen in threes.
I wonder who the third might be?
This one is for you, Thom.
Tom Seaver and Al Kaline this year too.
Didnt realize he was alive. Fare thee well Whitey.
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