Whitey Ford HOF 70 Inscribed Autograph Baseball w/ COA & Display
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Signed baseball includes COA & UV Ball Holder Display
Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford, nicknamed "The Chairman of the Board", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who had his entire 16-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees. Ford is a ten-time MLB All-Star and six-time World Series champion. In 1961 Ford won both the Cy Young Award and World Series Most Valuable Player Award. He led the American League in wins three times and in earned run average twice. The Yankees retired Ford's uniform number 16 in his honor. Ford won 236 games for New York (career 236-106), still a franchise record. Among pitchers with at least 300 career decisions, Ford ranks first with a winning percentage of .690, the all-time highest percentage in modern baseball history. Ford's 2.75 earned run average is the second-lowest among starting pitchers whose careers began after the advent of the live-ball era in 1920. (Only Clayton Kershaw's current 2.51 ERA is lower.) Ford's worst-ever ERA was 3.24. Ford had 45 shutout victories in his career. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 along with teammate Mickey Mantle.