Associated Press that he died at his Long Island home. The cause was not immediately known.“The Yankees are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford,” the MLB team said in a statement via Twitter on Friday, October 9. “Whitey spent his entire 16-year career as a Yankee.
A 6x WS Champion and 10x All-Star, The Chairman of the Board was one of the best lefties to ever toe the rubber. He will be deeply missed.”Ford was a left-hander who pitched in 1950 before taking a two-year break to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War.