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New York NY, the New York Yankees announced that Yankee Hall of Fame pitcher and six-time World Series champion Whitey Ford has died, He was 91.
Ford, known as “The Chairman of the Board,” spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees from 1950 to 1967. The lefty was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1974.
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“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.”
Ford would have turned 92 on Oct. 21. He was a 10-time All-Star with a 236-106 record over his career and a 2.75 ERA.
Ford’s 236 victories are the most in club history and his .690 winning percentage is the highest of any pitcher with at least 150 wins in the 20th century.
The Queens native also holds the record for most World Series victories (10) and World Series strikeouts (94). He has a record streak of 33 1/3 scoreless innings in a World Series.