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Whitey Ford

Edward Charles Ford (The Chairman of the Board or Slick)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: October 21, 1928 in New York, NY
High School: Aviation Tech HS (New York, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 1, 1950 (Age 21.253)   vs. BOS 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 SO, 6 BB, 5 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1950-1967

Final Game: May 21, 1967 (Age 38.212)   vs. DET 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1974 (284/365 ballots).
   View Whitey Ford Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Whitey Ford: 3 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead
1 Tm
NYY3
 
vs RHP2
vs LHP1
 
Home2
Away1
 
Leverage
Medium Lev1
Low Lev2
3 Opps
CLE1
DET1
KCA1
3 Pitchers
Pete Burnside1
Mudcat Grant1
Vic Raschi1
2 Parks
Yankee Stad2
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
93
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th3
Outs
22
01
 
DefPos
P3
Bases
---3
 
3 RBI
0 on3
Inning
41
61
71
 
4-62
7-end1
RelScore
+4..1
+31
Tied1
 
Ahead2
Tied1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1955-07-29 NYY KCA Vic Raschi tied 1-1 b 7 2 --- 1 9 1 0.239 76% Home Run
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1959-06-04 NYY @ DET Pete Burnside ahead 8-2 t 6 0 --- 1 9 1 0.012 99% Home Run
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1963-04-28 NYY CLE Mudcat Grant ahead 3-0 b 4 2 --- 1 9 1 0.055 92% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.