Whitey Ford, widely known as the all-time greatest Yankees pitcher, has been passed away at the age of 91; the team confirmed the news.
At his home in New York, the news was mentioning that he passed away there on Thursday.
The statement came from the Yankees that the team is “incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford.”
“Whitey spent his entire 16-year career as a Yankee. A 6x WS Champion and 10x All-Star, The Chairman of the Board was one of the best lefties ever to toe the rubber. He will be deeply missed.”
The Legendary player made his debut in MLB in the 1950s, and also he took his time and joined the army to serve the US Army; the time was when the Korean war was going on from 1951 and ended in 1952.
And after that, Ford returned to the Yankees in 1953 by continuously playing till 1967.
He racked up with an E.R.A of 2.57 with a 236-106 Career record along with 1,956 strikeouts.