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7. Whitey Ford

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”.

Our Top 50 All-Time New York Yankees are now up

Again, did we ever say this would be fast?

We here at have completed our next all-time top 50, this time that of the New York Yankees.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:

  1. Sabremetric tallies while with that team, mostly WAR.
  1. Traditional metrics and how they finished in their respective league overall.
  1. Playoff accomplishment.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

Saying all of that, as.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in our news. They are:

  1. Babe Ruth
  1. Lou Gehrig
  1. Mickey Mantle
  1. Joe DiMaggio
  1. Derek Jeter
One hell of a top five wouldn’t you say?

So which team is up next?

We are sticking with Baseball and it will be five time World Series Champion, the Cincinnati Reds

As always, we here at thank you for your support.

RIP: Whitey Ford

Roughly a week after the death of Hall of Fame Pitcher, Bob Gibson, another legendary Cooperstown hurler passed away.

Whitey Ford died last night at his home at the age of 91.  No specific cause of death was given.

Ford broke into the Majors in 1950 with the New York Yankees, which would be the only team he ever played for on the Major League level.  After finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting, Ford missed the next two years due to military service, but he returned to become the ace of the Yankees staff for years.  

Over the course of his career, Ford helped lead New York to 11 American League Pennants where they won six World Series Titles.  The southpaw was an eight-time All-Star, won the 1961 Cy Young, was a two-time leader in ERA, and an all-time record of 236-106 with 1,956 Strikeouts.

Ford was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

We here at would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Whitey Ford.

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