Whitey Ford

Birthdate 10/21/1928
Death Date 10/8/2020
Debut Year 1950
Year of Induction 1974
Teams Yankees
Position Pitcher

A ten-time All Star and six-time World Series champ, Whitey Ford was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1974, his second time on the ballot.

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Original Sport Magazine photo autographed by The Chairman of the Board

Original Sport Magazine photo autographed by The Chairman of the Board"

Known as “The Chairman of the Board” for his ability to remain calm under pressure, Edward “Whitey” Ford was a Cy Young and MVP Award winning pitcher. With a a Yankee franchise record 236 wins against just 106 losses, the left-hander’s .690 winning percentage is the hig
Whitey Ford check from 1989 signed

Whitey Ford check from 1989 signed "Edward Ford"

Whitey Ford signed with the Yankees as an 18-year old in 1947 and remained with the club for the rest of his career. Along the way the ten-time All Star won a Yankee record 236 games. In 22 World Series starts he threw 7 complete games and posted a 2.71 ERA. In the collection is this check signed by

2 responses to “Whitey Ford”

  1. Brian Roughton says:

    My favorite Whitey Ford story goes something like this: The first time Whitey was brought to Yankee Stadium shortly after being signed one of the coaches brought him over to introduce him to Yogi Berra. The coach said, Eddie Ford, I’d like to introduce you to Larry Berra. Whitey went on to say that was the last time either of us were ever called Eddie or Larry in Yankee Stadium.

  2. Guillermo Macedo Inzunza says:

    Vistió la franela de los Venados de Mazatlán en la Liga de la Costa del Pacífico, antecedente invernal, de la hoy Liga Arco Mexicana del Pacífico. en la década de los años 50s. Dejando números impresionantes y quedando campeón con este equipo.

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