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Whitey Ford

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford

Profession: MLB Pitcher

United States of America

Biography: Spent his entire 16-year career with the New York Yankees, winning the World Series 6 times.

He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Born: October 21, 1928
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Died: October 8, 2020 (aged 91)

Historical Events

  • 1955-09-07 New York Yankee Whitey Ford becomes 5th MLB pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters
  • 1956-07-20 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
  • 1958-06-02 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
  • 1959-04-22 Yankee Whitey Ford strikes out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
  • 1961-10-04 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series, 4-1
  • 1961-10-08 NY Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's record of 29-2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series; he goes on to extend the streak to 33-2/3, which stands until 2000
  • 1961-10-09 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees win 19th championship, 4-1; rout Cincinnati Reds, 13-5 at Crosley Field in Game 5; MVP: Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford
  • 1961-11-08 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
  • 1962-10-04 Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at ​33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series
  • 1965-10-03 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher
  • 1967-05-30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
  • 1974-08-12 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st teammates inducted to hall of fame on same day

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