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Whitey FordTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1950-1967 MLB Years: 1950-1967
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-498Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameEdward Charles Ford
Height5-10Weight181BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateOctober 21,1928 [89.240]PlaceNew York,New York
High SchoolAviation Tech (New York,NY)
MLB DebutJuly 1,1950 [21.253]
OrganizationsNYA [16] Awards2Awards Voting12-329
TBC Player ID11504Retrosheet IDfordw101MLBAM ID114299
RelationshipsFather of Eddie Ford
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for New York Yankees in 1954-1955,1957,1961-1962,1964,1966 ... The New York Yankees retired his #16 on August 3, 1974
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts63Walks63Hittable73SO/BB70vsPower73Hitting57Durability86Team.591Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1950New York YankeesALMLBnya19S/R21912.81201287251112.0873935752593001.246.990.564.184.741.13.9003.74
1953New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST241863.003230211320207.01877769131101103001.438.130.574.784.781.00.7503.94
1954New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST251682.823428611341210.21707266101011251001.297.260.434.315.341.24.6673.27
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST261872.633933618542253.21888374201131377101.196.670.714.014.861.21.7203.65
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST271962.473130118211225.2187706213841416001.207.460.523.355.621.68.7602.98
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya16S/R281152.57241775020129.011446371053842211.297.930.703.695.851.58.6883.41
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST291472.013029115711219.0174624914621455131.087.140.572.545.952.34.6672.87
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST3016103.04352969241204.0194826913891145111.398.560.573.935.031.28.6153.58
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST311293.08332948410192.216876661565855011.217.850.703.043.971.31.5713.68
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST322543.213939011300283.024210810123922098011.187.700.732.936.652.27.8623.14
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST331782.90383717000257.2243908322691605041.218.490.772.415.592.32.6803.33
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST342472.743837113311269.0240948226561899021.108.020.871.876.323.38.7742.98
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST351762.133936312821244.2212675810571726021.107.800.372.106.333.02.7392.45
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST3616133.24373619211244.0241978822501627011.198.880.811.845.973.24.5522.99
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya16S/R37252.4722913007073.0793320824431001.419.740.992.965.301.79.2863.79
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya16ST38241.64770210044.04011829212001.118.180.411.844.302.33.3332.79
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2361062.75498438601564535103166.02766110796722810861956755161.227.850.653.085.551.80.6900.74
New York Yankees Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2361062.75498438601564535103166.02766110796722810861956755161.227.850.653.085.551.80.690-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1672.753530511321220.0192776716751365011.227.850.653.085.551.80.6960.74

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1950New York YankeesALMLBnya19p212036270003004404001.194.275.194.4697044.219.000.111.2379.099.091.000.000.000.00
1953New York YankeesALMLBnya16p2433751020200100091301003.267.345.293.63822285.323.026.147.30610.5915.291.440.000.0010.00
1954New York YankeesALMLBnya16p25346271010070091507100.161.264.177.44111179.208.016.161.22411.3918.991.670.000.0010.00
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya16p263986914001700111603001.163.258.198.456171100.188.035.163.22511.0016.001.451.0086.007.14
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya16p27317891720040091405000.218.299.244.54319292.266.026.141.2609.7815.221.560.000.0011.76
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya16p282442460002003705000.143.200.143.3436050.171.000.071.1676.0014.002.330.000.000.00
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya16p293073101510020051015001.205.266.219.48516184.238.014.082.2305.9511.902.000.000.006.67
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya16p303565615401600121103000.231.351.338.68922580.264.107.292.32115.0013.750.921.2565.0033.33
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya16p3133534820030091404000.151.274.189.46310266.205.038.208.23213.6421.211.560.000.0025.00
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya16p32399611171001000121705101.177.266.188.454181114.213.011.135.22310.5314.911.420.000.005.88
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya16p33388551020051082213200.118.198.141.33912299.154.023.129.1698.0822.222.750.000.0020.00
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya16p34389251320142262205002.141.194.196.390183103.174.055.120.1825.8321.363.670.9792.0023.08
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya16p35396758100200102317000.119.244.134.3789185.182.015.164.19511.7627.062.300.000.0012.50
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya16p36388241510040052606000.183.230.195.42516193.268.012.073.1995.3827.965.200.000.006.67
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya16p372218000000001600001.000.053.000.0530019.000.000.056.0365.2631.586.000.000.000.00
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya16p38713020000000402000.154.154.154.3082015.222.000.000.1390.0026.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter500102391177190369321132243654010.173.256.200.456205221208.218.027.139.0009.3518.541.980.25341.0012.43
Average MLB - Per 162 games162331295760122113773121103.173.256.200.456667391.218.027.139.0009.3518.541.980.25341.0012.43

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1950New York YankeesALMLBnya21P20-112717-124241.0001.200.21-----20100.013.0
1953New York YankeesALMLBnya24P32-207835134443.9771.340.21-----3397.021.2
1954New York YankeesALMLBnya25P34-210739234846.9581.350.22-----34100.022.1
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya26P39-2531041115251.9811.310.20-----39100.025.3
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya27P31-225957166766.9852.130.29-----31100.020.1
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya28P24-129628253634.9441.420.26-----24100.015.6
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya29P30-219744625751.8951.700.23-----30100.019.5
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya30P35-2041549156564.9851.830.31-----35100.022.7
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya31P33-1921238125150.9801.520.26-----33100.021.4
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya32P39-2831245556257.9191.460.20-----39100.024.1
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya33P38-2572558348683.9652.180.32-----38100.023.5
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya34P38-2692038536358.9211.530.22-----38100.023.6
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya35P39-2441847126665.9851.670.27-----39100.024.1
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya36P37-244753-460601.0001.620.25-----3897.422.8
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya37P22-73726423733.8921.500.45-----22100.013.8
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya38P7-44315-118181.0002.570.41-----7100.04.3
MLB Totals for P - 16 season(s)-   P498-31651736303349836803.9611.610.25-----4980.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1950New York YankeesALMLBnya2120----------
1953New York YankeesALMLBnya2432----------
1954New York YankeesALMLBnya2534----------
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya2639----------
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya2731----------
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya2824----------
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya2930----------
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya3035----------
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya3133----------
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya3239----------
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya3338----------
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya3438----------
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya3539----------
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya3637----------
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya3722----------
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya387----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1950New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB21100.001008.2701700.987.270.001.047.277.000.001.000
1953New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB24014.502008.0942701.3810.130.002.257.883.500.00.000
1955New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB26202.1221017.013481001.246.880.004.245.291.250.001.000
1956New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB27115.2521012.01472801.3310.500.001.506.004.000.00.500
1957New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB28111.1321016.01125701.006.190.002.813.941.400.00.500
1958New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB29014.1130015.119751601.5911.150.002.939.393.200.00.000
1960New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB31200.0022018.01102800.725.500.001.004.004.000.001.000
1961New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB32200.0021014.0601700.503.860.000.644.507.000.001.000
1962New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB33114.1231019.224941201.4610.980.001.835.493.000.00.500
1963New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB34024.5020012.01063801.087.500.002.256.002.670.00.000
1964New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB35018.441005.1851401.7613.500.001.696.754.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 11 yrs1082.71220227000146.013204403494001.148.140.002.105.792.760.00.556

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1950New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2113000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1953New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2423010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1955New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2626100000001100000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.16714.2914.291.000.000.000.00
1956New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2724000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
1957New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2825000000000100000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1958New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2934100000002200000.000.333.000.333006.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00
1960New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3128120002000200000.250.250.250.500208.333.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1961New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3225100000001000000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.20016.670.000.000.000.000.00
1962New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3337000000001300000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.14312.5037.503.000.000.000.00
1963New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3423000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1964New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB35110100010020000001.0001.0001.0002.0001031.000.0002.00066.670.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 11 yrs22494400030071400000.082.196.082.2784056.114.000.14312.5025.002.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1964New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya35Pitching Coach1629963.611--2Yogi BerraLost World Series (Cardinals)
1968New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya39Assistant Coach1628379.51220.05Ralph Houk
1969New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya40Broadcaster1618081.49728.55Ralph Houk
1970New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya41Broadcaster1629369.57415.02Ralph Houk
1971New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya42Broadcaster1628280.50621.04Ralph Houk
1974New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya45Pitching Coach1628973.5492.02Bill Virdon
1975New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya46Pitching Coach1608377.51912.03Bill Virdon,Billy Martin
1977Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor48Broadcaster16154107.33545.57Roy Hartsfield
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1961Major League Cy Young Award ... World Series MVP2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1947-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.