Yankee Legend Whitey Ford Dies At 91

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LONG ISLAND — The New York Yankee’s all-time winningest pitcher and Hall of Famer, Whitey Ford, died Thursday night at his Long Island home.

The cause Ford’s death was not released by the family or the Yankees organization.

Edward Charles Ford was born Oct 21, 1928, and grew up in Queens. He made his major league debut for the Yankees in 1950 and spent his entire career with the team.

Ford posted a record of 236-106 during a career that spanned 16 seasons. He went 10-8 in 11 World Series. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Over the course of his career he was named to 10 All-Star teams, won three pitcher of the year awards, a Cy Young Award and a Most Valuable Player Award. At the end of his career, Ford topped out at a salary of $60,000 per year.


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