October 09, 2020

Whitey Ford, 'Chairman of the Board,' dies : The left-hander -- nicknamed “The Chairman of the Board” by batterymate Elston Howard -- went 236-106 with a 2.75 ERA during his 16 years with New York, winning six World Series from 11 appearances. Ford, whose .690 winning percentage is the highest of any pitcher with at least 150 victories in the modern era, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

posted by billsaysthis to baseball at 02:36 PM - 5 comments

Someone up there has really stocked up on pitching. RIP Whitey Ford.

posted by Howard_T at 05:06 PM on October 09

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posted by KateNill at 04:00 AM on October 12

Ford will be missed in the Bronx. Proud legacy.

@Howard_T, I wonder if Joe Morgan will be excited to face off against him.

posted by werty at 12:56 PM on October 12

I wonder if Joe Morgan will be excited to face off against him

If Lou Brock gets on base, look for a bunt from Morgan. Then again, trying to lay one down on Ford might leave one a bit vulnerable in his next at bat.

posted by Howard_T at 02:51 PM on October 12

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