Whitey Ford

Baseball Player

Birthday October 21, 1928

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Queens, NY

DEATH DATE Oct 8, 2020 (91)

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Six-time World Series Champion and Hall of Fame MLB pitcher who spent his entire sixteen-year career with the New York Yankees.

Before Fame

Although he was born during the Great Depression, he lived comfortably in a close-knit immigrant community in Queens, New York.


He admitted to occasionally doctoring baseballs during games.

Family Life

He married his wife, Joan Ford, in 1951 and they had two sons named Eddie and Thomas and a daughter named Sally Ann.

Associated With

He played alongside star outfielder Mickey Mantle on the Yankees from 1953 to 1957.