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Whitey Ford (1928 -2020), legendary Yankees pitcher

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th century, with a record of 236 wins against only 106 losses. He is the winningest pitcher in Yankees history and was an important part of the dynasty that won six World Series titles in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Ford still holds World Series records for games and starts, innings pitched, victories and strikeouts. He was a 10-time All-Star, won the Cy Young award in 1961 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1974.

Ford served in the Army during the Korean War. Though opposites in personality, the outgoing Ford and shy Yankees star Mickey Mantle were best friends and were known for their adventures out on the town. “It never was anything I imagined was possible or anything I dared dream about when I was a kid growing up on the sidewalks.

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