Happy Birthday Ed ‘Whitey’ Ford!!!
Hall of Famer Whitey Ford celebrates his 86th birthday today.
One of the most celebrated and valued member of the New York Yankees franchise had a career like no other. A pitcher on a team full of sluggers, Ford made his presence known with his command on the mound.
Ford spent his entire 16-year career in pinstripes, and he started in 438 contests. During that time, he compiled a record of 236-106, good for a 69% winning percentage.
Ford won the Cy Young award in 1961 largely in due to his amazing 25-4 record. He was an 8-time All-star, while also finishing in the Top 20 for the MVP award 6 times.
In his 16 seasons, Ford made it to the World Series 11 times. He ended winning 6 championships along the way, and he has a 10-8 record in the Fall Classic.
Happy Birthday to a true legend, Mr. Whitey Ford!!!