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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, New York, United States
High School: Aviation Tech HS (New York, NY)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1947 18 -5.1 Butler MATL C NYY 13 4 .765 3.84 4.93 24 157.0 151 86 67 58 1.331 8.7 3.3
1948 19 -5.0 Norfolk PIED B NYY 16 8 .667 2.58 3.46 30 216.0 182 83 62 113 1.366 7.6 4.7
1949 20 -4.1 Binghamton EL A NYY 16 5 .762 1.61 2.04 26 19 168.0 118 38 30 54 1.024 6.3 2.9
1950 21 -5.5 Kansas City AA AAA NYY 6 3 .667 3.22 3.69 12 12 8 2 95.0 81 39 34 48 80 2 5 5 1.358 7.7 4.5 7.6 1.67
1950 21 -7.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 9 1 .900 2.81 3.13 20 12 5 7 2 1 112.0 87 39 35 7 52 59 2 0 3 465 1.241 7.0 0.6 4.2 4.7 1.13
1953 24 -5.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 18 6 .750 3.00 3.35 32 30 2 11 3 0 207.0 187 77 69 13 110 110 4 0 3 882 1.435 8.1 0.6 4.8 4.8 1.00
1954 25 -3.6 NYY AL MLB NYY 16 8 .667 2.82 3.08 34 28 4 11 3 1 210.2 170 72 66 10 101 125 1 0 1 873 1.286 7.3 0.4 4.3 5.3 1.24
1955 26 -2.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 18 7 .720 2.63 2.94 39 33 4 18 5 2 253.2 188 83 74 20 113 7 137 1 1 7 1027 1.187 6.7 0.7 4.0 4.9 1.21
1956 27 -1.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 19 6 .760 2.47 2.79 31 30 1 18 2 1 225.2 187 70 62 13 84 3 141 4 0 6 920 1.201 7.5 0.5 3.4 5.6 1.68
1957 28 -0.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 11 5 .688 2.57 3.20 24 17 2 5 0 0 129.1 114 46 37 10 53 3 84 1 2 2 539 1.291 7.9 0.7 3.7 5.8 1.58
1958 29 0.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 14 7 .667 2.01 2.54 30 29 1 15 7 1 219.1 174 62 49 14 62 3 145 3 1 5 872 1.076 7.1 0.6 2.5 5.9 2.34
1959 30 1.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 16 10 .615 3.04 3.62 35 29 4 9 2 2 204.0 194 82 69 13 89 5 114 1 1 5 877 1.387 8.6 0.6 3.9 5.0 1.28
1960 31 3.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 12 9 .571 3.08 3.55 33 29 1 8 4 0 192.2 168 76 66 15 65 5 85 1 0 5 797 1.209 7.8 0.7 3.0 4.0 1.31
1961 32 4.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 25 4 .862 3.21 3.43 39 39 0 11 3 0 283.0 242 108 101 23 92 3 209 1 0 8 1159 1.180 7.7 0.7 2.9 6.6 2.27
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1962 33 5.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 17 8 .680 2.90 3.14 38 37 0 7 0 0 257.2 243 90 83 22 69 1 160 4 0 5 1070 1.211 8.5 0.8 2.4 5.6 2.32
1963 34 6.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 24 7 .774 2.74 3.14 38 37 1 13 3 1 269.1 240 94 82 26 56 3 189 2 0 9 1068 1.099 8.0 0.9 1.9 6.3 3.38
1964 35 7.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 17 6 .739 2.13 2.46 39 36 2 12 8 1 244.2 212 67 58 10 57 3 172 2 0 6 996 1.099 7.8 0.4 2.1 6.3 3.02
1965 36 8.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 16 13 .552 3.24 3.57 37 36 1 9 2 1 244.1 241 97 88 22 50 2 162 1 0 7 1000 1.191 8.9 0.8 1.8 6.0 3.24
1966 37 10.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 2 5 .286 2.47 4.07 22 9 7 0 0 0 73.0 79 33 20 8 24 6 43 0 0 1 318 1.411 9.7 1.0 3.0 5.3 1.79
1967 38 11.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 2 4 .333 1.64 2.25 7 7 0 2 1 0 44.0 40 11 8 2 9 0 21 0 0 2 173 1.114 8.2 0.4 1.8 4.3 2.33
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 236 106 .690 2.75 3.14 498 438 35 156 45 11 3170.1 2766 1107 967 228 1086 44 1956 28 5 75 13036 1.215 7.9 0.6 3.1 5.6 1.80
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 51 20 .718 2.73 3.48 92 31 8 2 636.0 532 246 193 273 80 2 5 5 1.266 7.5 3.9
All Levels (19 Seasons) 287 126 .695 2.74 3.20 590 469 35 164 47 11 3806.1 3298 1353 1160 228 1359 44 2036 30 10 80 13036 1.223 7.8 3.2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1947 18 -5.3 Butler MATL C NYY 36 53 10 1 0 0 .189 .208 11
1948 19 -5.0 Norfolk PIED B NYY 30 72 13 1 0 0 .181 .194 14
1949 20 -4.4 Binghamton EL A NYY 27 58 6 1 0 0 .103 .121 7
1950 21 -6.5 Kansas City AA AAA NYY 12 38 32 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 .094 .194 .094 .288 3 0 0 2
1950 21 -7.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 20 44 36 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 4 .194 .275 .194 .469 7 1 0 4
1953 24 -4.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 33 85 75 10 20 2 0 0 10 0 0 9 13 .267 .345 .293 .639 22 3 0 1
1954 25 -3.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 34 79 62 7 10 1 0 0 7 0 0 9 15 .161 .264 .177 .441 11 0 0 7 1
1955 26 -2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 39 100 86 9 14 0 0 1 7 0 0 11 16 .163 .258 .198 .455 17 1 0 3 0 0
1956 27 -1.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 31 92 78 9 17 2 0 0 4 0 0 9 14 .218 .299 .244 .542 19 0 0 5 0 0
1957 28 -0.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 24 50 42 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .143 .200 .143 .343 6 0 0 5 0 0
1958 29 0.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 30 84 73 10 15 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 10 .205 .266 .219 .485 16 1 1 5 0 0
1959 30 1.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 35 80 65 6 15 4 0 1 6 0 0 12 11 .231 .351 .338 .689 22 0 0 3 0 0
1960 31 2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 33 66 53 4 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 9 14 .151 .274 .189 .463 10 0 0 4 0 0
1961 32 3.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 39 114 96 11 17 1 0 0 10 0 0 12 17 .177 .266 .188 .454 18 1 0 5 1 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1962 33 5.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 38 99 85 5 10 2 0 0 5 1 0 8 22 .118 .198 .141 .339 12 0 1 3 2 0
1963 34 6.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 38 103 92 5 13 2 0 1 4 2 2 6 22 .141 .194 .196 .390 18 2 0 5 0 0
1964 35 7.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 39 85 67 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 10 23 .119 .244 .134 .378 9 0 1 7 0 0
1965 36 8.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 38 93 82 4 15 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 26 .183 .230 .195 .425 16 0 0 6 0 0
1966 37 9.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 22 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .053 .000 .053 0 1 0 0 0 0
1967 38 10.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 7 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .154 .154 .154 .308 2 0 0 2 0 0
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 500 1208 1023 91 177 19 0 3 69 3 2 113 224 .173 .256 .200 .457 205 10 3 65 4 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 105 221 215 2 32 3 0 0 2 0 4 8 .149 .163 35 0 0 2
All Levels (19 Seasons) 605 1429 1238 93 209 22 0 3 71 3 2 117 232 .169 .194 240 10 3 67 4 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1947 18 Butler MATL C NYY P 24
1948 19 Norfolk PIED B NYY P 30
1949 20 Binghamton EL A NYY P 26
1950 21 Kansas City AA AAA NYY P 12 16 5 10 1 1 .938 1.25
1950 21 NYY AL MLB NYY P 20 112.0 24 7 17 0 1 1.000 1.93 1.20
1953 24 NYY AL MLB NYY P 32 207.0 44 8 35 1 3 .977 1.87 1.34
1954 25 NYY AL MLB NYY P 34 211.0 48 7 39 2 3 .958 1.96 1.35
1955 26 NYY AL MLB NYY P 39 254.0 52 10 41 1 1 .981 1.81 1.31
1956 27 NYY AL MLB NYY P 31 226.0 67 9 57 1 6 .985 2.63 2.13
1957 28 NYY AL MLB NYY P 24 129.0 36 6 28 2 5 .944 2.37 1.42
1958 29 NYY AL MLB NYY P 30 219.0 57 7 44 6 2 .895 2.10 1.70
1959 30 NYY AL MLB NYY P 35 204.0 65 15 49 1 5 .985 2.82 1.83
1960 31 NYY AL MLB NYY P 33 193.0 51 12 38 1 2 .980 2.33 1.52
1961 32 NYY AL MLB NYY P 39 283.0 62 12 45 5 5 .919 1.81 1.46
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1962 33 NYY AL MLB NYY P 38 258.0 86 25 58 3 4 .965 2.90 2.18
1963 34 NYY AL MLB NYY P 38 269.0 63 20 38 5 3 .921 1.94 1.53
1964 35 NYY AL MLB NYY P 39 245.0 66 18 47 1 2 .985 2.39 1.67
1965 36 NYY AL MLB NYY P 37 244.0 60 7 53 0 4 1.000 2.21 1.62
1966 37 NYY AL MLB NYY P 22 73.0 37 7 26 4 2 .892 4.07 1.50
1967 38 NYY AL MLB NYY P 7 44.0 18 3 15 0 1 1.000 3.68 2.57
MLB (16 seasons) MLB P 498 3171.0 836 173 630 33 49 .961 2.28 1.61
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 92 16 5 10 1 1
All Levels (19 Seasons) P 590 3171.0 852 178 640 34 50
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1947 18 Butler Yankees Middle Atlantic League C
1948 19 Norfolk Tars Piedmont League B
1949 20 Binghamton Triplets Eastern League A
1950 21 Kansas City Blues American Association AAA
1950 21 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1950-07-01 1950-10-01
1951 22 Military Service
1952 23 Military Service
1953 24 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1953-04-19 1953-09-27
1954 25 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1954-04-13 1954-09-20
1955 26 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1955-04-13 1955-09-23
1956 27 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1956-04-20 1956-09-26
1957 28 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1957-04-16 1957-09-25
1958 29 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1958-04-18 1958-09-26
1959 30 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1959-04-15 1959-09-25
1960 31 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1960-04-22 1960-10-02
1961 32 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1961-04-11 1961-09-29
1962 33 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1962-04-10 1962-09-29
1963 34 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1963-04-11 1963-09-28
1964 35 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1964-04-16 1964-10-02
1965 36 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1965-04-14 1965-10-03
1966 37 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1966-04-12 1966-08-17
1967 38 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1967-04-14 1967-05-21

Sabr ID: fca49b7c

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