Yankees Hall of Famer Whitey Ford dies at 91

CIRCA 1960's: Pitcher Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees pitches during circa early 1960's Major League Baseball game. Ford played for the Yankees from 1950-67. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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A 10-time All-Star known as “The Chairman of the Board,” the New York City native compiled a 236-106 record with a 2.75 ERA and 45 shutouts in 16 seasons in the Bronx (1950, 1953-67).

Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford, who won six World Series with the New York Yankees, died at age 91 at his home in Lake Success, NY.

According to the Yankees, he passed away Thursday night while watching New York’s 5-1 American League Division Series win against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ford was surrounded by his wife of 69 years, Joan, and their son, Eddie, and daughter-in-law, Cathi.

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