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Whitey Ford
Edward Charles Ford (The Chairman of the Board or Slick)
Bats Left, Throws Left
Height 5' 10", Weight 181 lb.
Debut July 1, 1950
Born October 21, 1928 in New York, NY

 

Pitching   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERAa *ERA+
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 1950 21 NYY AL   9   1  20  12   7   2  1  112.0   87   35   7   52   59  2.81  4.30  153
 1953 24 NYY AL  18   6  32  30  11   3  0  207.0  187   69  13  110  110  3.00  3.67  122
 1954 25 NYY AL  16   8  34  28  11   3  1  210.7  170   66  10  101  125  2.82  3.43  122
 1955 26 NYY AL  18   7  39  33  18   5  2  253.7  188   74  20  113  137  2.63  3.76  143
 1956 27 NYY AL  19   6  31  30  18   2  1  225.7  187   62  13   84  141  2.47  3.87  156
 1957 28 NYY AL  11   5  24  17   5   0  0  129.3  114   37  10   53   84  2.57  3.60  140
 1958 29 NYY AL  14   7  30  29  15   7  1  219.3  174   49  14   62  145  2.01  3.54  176
 1959 30 NYY AL  16  10  35  29   9   2  1  204.0  194   69  13   89  114  3.04  3.63  119
 1960 31 NYY AL  12   9  33  29   8   4  0  192.7  168   66  15   65   85  3.08  3.60  117
 1961 32 NYY AL  25   4  39  39  11   3  0  283.0  242  101  23   92  209  3.21  3.70  115
 1962 33 NYY AL  17   8  38  37   7   0  0  257.7  243   83  22   69  160  2.90  3.73  129
 1963 34 NYY AL  24   7  38  37  13   3  1  269.3  240   82  26   56  189  2.74  3.52  129
 1964 35 NYY AL  17   6  39  36  12   8  1  244.7  212   58  10   57  172  2.13  3.63  170
 1965 36 NYY AL  16  13  37  36   9   2  1  244.3  241   88  22   50  162  3.24  3.39  105
 1966 37 NYY AL   2   5  22   9   0   0  0   73.0   79   20   8   24   43  2.47  3.33  135
 1967 38 NYY AL   2   4   7   7   2   1  0   44.0   40    8   2    9   21  1.64  3.13  191
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 16 Yr WL% .690 236 106 498 438 156  45 10 3170.3 2766  967 228 1086 1956  2.75  3.63  132
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 162 Game Avg    17   7  36  31  11   3  0  230.3  200   70  16   78  142  2.75  3.63  132
 Career High     25  13  39  39  18   8  2  283.0  243  101  26  113  209  1.64  4.30  191
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
                 W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERA *ERA+

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1950 21 NYY AL  20   36    2    7   0  0   0    3   0  0   4   4  .194  .275  .194    7   4           0   1
 1953 24 NYY AL  33   75   10   20   2  0   0   10   0  0   9  13  .267  .345  .293   22   1           0   3
 1954 25 NYY AL  34   62    7   10   1  0   0    7   0  0   9  15  .161  .264  .177   11   7   1       0   0
 1955 26 NYY AL  39   86    9   14   0  0   1    7   0  0  11  16  .163  .258  .198   17   3   0   0   0   1
 1956 27 NYY AL  31   78    9   17   2  0   0    4   0  0   9  14  .218  .299  .244   19   5   0   0   0   0
 1957 28 NYY AL  24   42    4    6   0  0   0    2   0  0   3   7  .143  .200  .143    6   5   0   0   0   0
 1958 29 NYY AL  30   73   10   15   1  0   0    2   0  0   5  10  .205  .266  .219   16   5   0   0   1   1
 1959 30 NYY AL  35   65    6   15   4  0   1    6   0  0  12  11  .231  .351  .338   22   3   0   0   0   0
 1960 31 NYY AL  33   53    4    8   2  0   0    3   0  0   9  14  .151  .274  .189   10   4   0   0   0   0
 1961 32 NYY AL  39   96   11   17   1  0   0   10   0  0  12  17  .177  .266  .188   18   5   1   0   0   1
 1962 33 NYY AL  38   85    5   10   2  0   0    5   1  0   8  22  .118  .198  .141   12   3   2   0   1   0
 1963 34 NYY AL  38   92    5   13   2  0   1    4   2  2   6  22  .141  .194  .196   18   5   0   0   0   2
 1964 35 NYY AL  39   67    5    8   1  0   0    2   0  0  10  23  .119  .244  .134    9   7   0   0   1   0
 1965 36 NYY AL  38   82    4   15   1  0   0    4   0  0   5  26  .183  .230  .195   16   6   0   0   0   0
 1966 37 NYY AL  22   18    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   6  .000  .053  .000    0   0   0   0   0   1
 1967 38 NYY AL   7   13    0    2   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   4  .154  .154  .154    2   2   0   0   0   0
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 16 Seasons     500 1023   91  177  19  0   3   69   3  2 113 224  .173  .256  .200  205  65   4   0   3  10
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        331   29   57   6  0   1   22   1  1  37  73  .173  .256  .200   66  21   1   0   1   3
 Career High     39   96   11   20   4  0   1   10   2  2  12  26                     22   7   2   0   1   3
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1950 21 NYY AL   44   34    1                     | .194  .275| .275  .362| .194  .411| .469  .774|  23         0%
 1953 24 NYY AL   85   59    7                     | .267  .267| .345  .342| .293  .392| .639  .734|  76         0%
 1954 25 NYY AL   79   60    2                     | .161  .261| .264  .338| .177  .382| .441  .720|  25         0%
 1955 26 NYY AL  100   76    4                     | .163  .264| .258  .343| .198  .393| .455  .736|  25         0%
 1956 27 NYY AL   92   66    5                     | .218  .264| .299  .345| .244  .403| .542  .747|  47         0%
 1957 28 NYY AL   50   41    1                     | .143  .260| .200  .333| .143  .393| .343  .726|  -4         0%
 1958 29 NYY AL   84   64    4                     | .205  .258| .266  .325| .219  .390| .485  .716|  38         0%
 1959 30 NYY AL   80   53    7                     | .231  .257| .351  .327| .338  .392| .689  .720|  93         0%
 1960 31 NYY AL   66   49    2                     | .151  .257| .274  .329| .189  .392| .463  .721|  31         0%
 1961 32 NYY AL  114   86    4                     | .177  .258| .266  .332| .188  .401| .454  .733|  27         0%
 1962 33 NYY AL   99   80    2                     | .118  .260| .198  .331| .141  .405| .339  .736|  -5       100%
 1963 34 NYY AL  103   88    3                     | .141  .254| .194  .320| .196  .392| .390  .713|  10        50%
 1964 35 NYY AL   85   66    2                     | .119  .258| .244  .327| .134  .400| .378  .727|   8         0%
 1965 36 NYY AL   93   73    3                     | .183  .250| .230  .320| .195  .383| .425  .702|  23         0%
 1966 37 NYY AL   19   19    0                     | .000  .244| .053  .311| .000  .378| .053  .688| -83         0%
 1967 38 NYY AL   15   13    0                     | .154  .238| .154  .308| .154  .362| .308  .669|  -7         0%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 16 Seasons     1208  927   52                     | .173  .259| .256  .332| .200  .394| .457  .726|  28        60%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  GS  Inn  
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 1950 21 NYY AL   P*  20      7   17    0    1 1.000  .950  1.93  2.03  12  112.0
 1953 24 NYY AL   P*  32      8   35    1    3  .977  .957  1.87  1.95  30  207.0
 1954 25 NYY AL   P*  34      7   39    2    3  .958  .959  1.96  2.01  28  210.7
 1955 26 NYY AL   P*  39     10   41    1    1  .981  .956  1.81  1.99  33  253.7
 1956 27 NYY AL   P*  31      9   57    1    6  .985  .950  2.63  1.92  30  225.7
 1957 28 NYY AL   P*  24      6   28    2    5  .944  .963  2.37  1.99  17  129.3
 1958 29 NYY AL   P*  30      7   44    6    2  .895  .963  2.09  1.95  29  219.3
 1959 30 NYY AL   P*  35     15   49    1    5  .985  .955  2.82  2.05  29  204.0
 1960 31 NYY AL   P*  33     12   38    1    2  .980  .967  2.34  1.96  29  192.7
 1961 32 NYY AL   P*  39     12   45    5    5  .919  .954  1.81  2.05  39  283.0
 1962 33 NYY AL   P*  38     25   58    3    4  .965  .958  2.90  2.08  37  257.7
 1963 34 NYY AL   P*  38     20   38    5    3  .921  .955  1.94  1.99  37  269.3
 1964 35 NYY AL   P*  39     18   47    1    2  .985  .957  2.39  1.90  36  244.7
 1965 36 NYY AL   P*  37      7   53    0    4 1.000  .951  2.21  2.04  36  244.3
 1966 37 NYY AL   P*  22      7   26    4    2  .892  .952  4.07  1.98   9   73.0
 1967 38 NYY AL   P*   7      3   15    0    1 1.000  .957  3.68  1.96   7   44.0
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Position Total   P* 498    173  630   33   49  .961  .956  2.28  1.99 438 3170.4
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Overall Total       498    173  630   33   49  .961  .956  1.61  1.41

* indicates Innings Played rather than Games Played was used in Range Factor calculations.
# indicates breakdown of outfield by position games played is for entire career.

Postseason Pitching

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  ERA    W-L  SV CG   IP   H   ER  BB  SO
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1950 WS    NYY PHI   W    1   0.00  1-0   0  0   8.7   7   0   1   7
 1953 WS    NYY BRO   W    2   4.50  0-1   0  0   8.0   9   4   2   7
 1955 WS    NYY BRO   L    2   2.12  2-0   0  1  17.0  13   4   8  10
 1956 WS    NYY BRO   W    2   5.25  1-1   0  1  12.0  14   7   2   8
 1957 WS    NYY MLN   L    2   1.12  1-1   0  1  16.0  11   2   5   7
 1958 WS    NYY MLN   W    3   4.11  0-1   0  0  15.3  19   7   5  16
 1960 WS    NYY PIT   L    2   0.00  2-0   0  2  18.0  11   0   2   8
 1961 WS    NYY CIN   W    2   0.00  2-0   0  1  14.0   6   0   1   7
 1962 WS    NYY SFG   W    3   4.12  1-1   0  1  19.7  24   9   4  12
 1963 WS    NYY LAD   L    2   4.50  0-2   0  0  12.0  10   6   3   8
 1964 WS    NYY STL   L    1   8.44  0-1   0  0   5.3   8   5   1   4
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 11 World Series     6-5  22   2.71 10-8   0  7 146.0 132  44  34  94
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1950 WS    NYY PHI   W    1   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0
 1953 WS    NYY BRO   W    2   3  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  .333  .333  .333  0
 1955 WS    NYY BRO   L    2   6  1  0  0  0  0   0  1  1  .000  .143  .000  0
 1956 WS    NYY BRO   W    2   4  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  .000  .000  .000  0
 1957 WS    NYY MLN   L    2   5  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0
 1958 WS    NYY MLN   W    3   4  1  0  0  0  0   0  2  2  .000  .333  .000  0
 1960 WS    NYY PIT   L    2   8  1  2  0  0  0   2  0  2  .250  .250  .250  0
 1961 WS    NYY CIN   W    2   5  1  0  0  0  0   0  1  0  .000  .167  .000  0
 1962 WS    NYY SFG   W    3   7  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  3  .000  .125  .000  0
 1963 WS    NYY LAD   L    2   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1964 WS    NYY STL   L    1   1  0  1  0  0  0   1  2  0 1.000 1.000 1.000  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 11 World Series     6-5  22  49  4  4  0  0  0   3  7 14  .082  .196  .082  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star
1954
1955
1956
1958
1959
1960
1961
1964
Awards
1961-ML-CYA
1961-ML-WS MVP
Top 10 MVP
1961-AL-5
1963-AL-3
Top 10 CYA
1956-ML-3
1961-ML-1
ERA
1953-3.00-4
1954-2.82-8
1955-2.63-2
1956-2.47-1
1958-2.01-1
1959-3.04-7
1960-3.08-5
1961-3.21-10
1962-2.90-3
1963-2.74-7
1964-2.13-3
Car-2.75-84
Wins
1953-18-5
1954-16-7
1955-18-1
1956-19-7
1958-14-8
1959-16-8
1961-25-1
1962-17-7
1963-24-1
1964-17-8
1965-16-5
Car-236-55
Won-Loss %
1953-.750-2
1955-.720-2
1956-.760-1
1957-.688-5
1958-.667-3
1961-.862-1
1962-.680-5
1963-.774-1
1964-.739-3
Car-.690-5
(BB + H)/9IP
1955-10.68-2
1956-10.81-5
1958-9.68-1
1960-10.88-7
1961-10.62-7
1962-10.90-8
1963-9.89-5
1964-9.90-7
Hits Allowed/9IP
1953-8.13-7
1954-7.26-2
1955-6.67-3
1956-7.46-6
1958-7.14-3
1960-7.85-5
1961-7.70-8
Car-7.85-73
Base on Balls/9IP
1956-3.35-10
1958-2.54-8
1962-2.41-9
1963-1.87-7
1964-2.10-6
1965-1.84-4
Strikeouts/9IP
1953-4.78-7
1954-5.34-7
1955-4.86-7
1956-5.62-9
1958-5.95-6
1961-6.65-5
1963-6.32-9
Innings
1953-207.0-10
1955-253.7-2
1961-283.0-1
1962-257.7-4
1963-269.3-1
1964-244.7-8
1965-244.3-6
Car-3170.3-98
Strikeouts
1953-110-8
1954-125-8
1955-137-4
1956-141-9
1958-145-6
1961-209-2
1962-160-7
1963-189-4
1964-172-9
1965-162-9
Car-1956-61
Games Started
1953-30-9
1955-33-3
1961-39-1
1962-37-2
1963-37-1
1964-36-2
1965-36-5
Car-438-74
Comp. Games
1953-11-10
1955-18-1
1956-18-4
1958-15-7
1961-11-9
1963-13-6
1964-12-6
1965-9-10
Shutouts
1950-2-7
1953-3-9
1954-3-10
1955-5-5
1958-7-1
1960-4-1
1961-3-6
1963-3-8
1964-8-2
Car-45-28
Home Runs Allow.
1955-20-7
Car-228-99
Base On Balls Allow.
1953-110-3
1954-101-4
1955-113-4
1959-89-4
Car-1086-74
Hits Allowed
1961-242-7
1962-243-4
1963-240-6
1965-241-4
Adjusted ERA+
1953-122-7
1955-143-3
1956-156-2
1958-176-1
1959-119-9
1960-117-7
1962-129-5
1963-129-7
1964-170-3
Car-132-25
       

Black Ink: Pitching - 41 (Average HOFer ~ 40)
Gray Ink: Pitching - 234 (Average HOFer ~ 185)
HOF Standards: Pitching - 56.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching - 158.5 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank

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* - Signifies Hall of Famer

 

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