Profession: MLB Pitcher
Why Famous: 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.
- 1950-10-07 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2
- 1955-09-07 Whitey Ford becomes 5th 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
- 1961-10-09 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series
- 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