7. Whitey Ford
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 21, 1928 in New York, NY USA
  • Weight: 178 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 01, 1950
  • Final Game: May 21, 1967
  • TSN All-Star - 1955
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1955
  • TSN All-Star - 1956
  • Babe Ruth Award - 1961
  • Cy Young Award - 1961
  • TSN All-Star - 1961
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1961
  • World Series MVP - 1961
  • TSN All-Star - 1963
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1963
 
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The Bronx Bombers were always known for their sluggers but amidst the Mantles and the Maris’ there was Whitey Ford, “The Chairman of the Board”.

The leader of the Yankees’ pitching staff for years, Whitey Ford was a good strikeout pitcher even though he was not known for having an overwhelming fastball.  What he did have was incredible control and poise under pressure.  Ford would win the Cy Young Award in 1961 and helped the Yanks win the World Series six times, one of which also saw him win the World Series MVP…which of course was in 1961!

Ford would be named an All Star ten times and won two ERA Titles.  He would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1947 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1967 Season.
  • Games Played: 498
  • Notable Statistics: 236-106 Record
    438 Games Started
    2.75 ERA
    156 Complete Games
    11 Saves
    3,170.1 Innings Pitched
    1,956 Strikeouts
    3.26 FIP
    1.215 WHIP
    53.9 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1950, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961 & 1962)
    Cy Young (1961)
    All Star (1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
    World Series MVP (1961)
    Babe Ruth Award (1961)
    Lowest ERA (1956 & 1958)
    Lowest WHIP (1958)
    Most Innings Pitched (1961 & 1963)
    Most Games Started (1961 & 1963)
    Most Complete Games (1955)
    Most Shutouts (1958 & 1960)
    Highest ERA+ (1958)
    Lowest FIP (1961)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1965)
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