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Whitey Ford, Yankee great and Hall of Fame pitcher, dies at 91

Whitey Ford, Yankee great and Hall of Fame pitcher, dies at 91
Posted at 12:32 PM, Oct 09, 2020

The New York Yankees announced Friday that Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford has died. He was 91 years old.

Ford pitched for the Yankees for 16 seasons between 1950 and 1967, amassing 236 wins and an ERA of 2.75.

Ford helped pitch the Bronx Bombers to six World Series titles. In 1961, he was named World Series MVP by pitching 14 scoreless innings over two starts in a 4-1 series win over the Cincinnati Reds. That same season, he was awarded the American League Cy Young Award, which is given to the best pitcher in each league each season.

Ford was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

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