Whitey Ford (1954 – Topps #37)

Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford (The Chairman of the Board) played exclusively for the New York Yankees (1950, ’53 – ‘67) for 16 years. Ford was a crafty left-handed pitcher who won the Cy Young Award in 1961 (only one Cy Young awarded for both Major Leagues), and in 1963 was the runner up to Sandy Koufax. He was also the World Series MVP the same year (1961). He was a 10-time A.L. All-Star. Whitey was also a part of “The Big Four” (he joined Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat in the Yankees rotation when he first came up), and was a 6-time World Series champion. His uniform number (#16) has been retired by the Yankees. Ford is a member of baseball’s Hall Of Fame (1974 inductee). Whitey Ford won a total of 236 games in his career with an E.R.A. of 2.75, but the thing I remember most about Ford was that nobody would steal on him. He had a remarkable move to first base and a better-than-average pick-off move. (Not to mention Yogi behind the plate!)
Whitey Ford 1954 Topps #37
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One response to “Whitey Ford (1954 – Topps #37)

  1. Not much to say here but Ford was expected to win every time he took the mound! A crafty left hander, “Whitey” Ford was about as tough to beat as any great player as far as a pitcher goes. He had what it takes and was one of the NYY most reliable pitchers in the MLB games.

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