• Whitey Ford Dead - New York Yankees Baseball Legend Dies at 91

    From Miloch@21:1/5 to All on Fri Oct 9 19:43:44 2020
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    Whitey Ford has died.

    The baseball legend, considered one of the best pitchers in history, passed away
    at the age of 91, the New York Yankees confirmed on Friday (October 8).

    “The Yankees are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford. Whitey spent his entire 16-year career as a Yankee. A 6x WS Champion and 10x All-Star, The Chairman of the Board was one of the best lefties
    to ever toe the rubber. He will be deeply missed,” they wrote.

    He passed away at his home in Long Island Thursday night (October 8), a family member told The Associated Press. The cause of death was not immediately known.

    He held the best winning percentage of any pitcher in the 20th century at .690 (236 wins, 106 loses), according to Fox News.

    “The World Series record book is crowded with Ford’s accomplishments. His string
    of 33 consecutive scoreless innings from 1960-62 broke a record of 29 2-3 innings set by Babe Ruth. He still holds records for World Series games and starts (22), innings pitched (146), wins (10) and strikeouts (94). But his best seasons came in 1961 and 1963 in the midst of a stretch of five straight AL pennants for the Yankees when new manager Ralph Houk began using a four-man rotation instead of five. Ford led the league in victories with 25 in 1961, won the Cy Young Award and was the World Series MVP after winning two more games against Cincinnati. In 1963, he went 24-7, again leading the league in wins. Eight of his victories that season came in June,” the news outlet reported.


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  • From Text Drivers Are Murderers@21:1/5 to All on Sun Oct 18 18:48:00 2020
    I'm surprised he was still alive. He was great though he had the benefit of playing on a great team. Often accused of cheating too.

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