Former Yankees pitcher Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford handed away on Thursday night time on the age of 91.
Ford performed in elements of 16 seasons with the Yankees from 1950-1967. He made 438 begins (498 whole appearances) in his profession, going 236-106 with a 2.75 ERA (3.26 FIP). The left-hander made ten All-Star appearances, received six world championships, and claimed the 1961 Cy Younger Award—the identical 12 months he received the World Series MVP. He was enshrined within the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame in 1974.
Nicknamed the Chairman of the Board, Ford’s postseason success shined brightly. He logged 146 innings within the playoffs, pitching to a 2.71 ERA (2.69 FIP). He missed out on the 1951 and 1952 World Sequence runs, as he spent these years serving within the Military.
Followers bear in mind Ford for his presence on the mound, and maybe his most notable efficiency, in Recreation 4 of the 1961 World Sequence, when he tossed 5 scoreless innings on three days relaxation. He had beforehand thrown a whole sport shutout in Recreation One.
A staple at Previous-Timers Day, Ford introduced long-time followers again to an period of unequalled success, and introduce a brand new technology to Yankees historical past. “I contemplate myself very fortunate to have made my dwelling in baseball,” he told reporters. And followers have been fortunate to have him in pinstripes.
Our ideas are with the Ford household as we speak, in addition to his many followers throughout baseball. Go win the entire thing for Whitey, Yankees.