Chicago Cubs: Hall-of-Famer Whitey Ford passes away


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Whitey Ford was a first-ballot hall-of-famer in 1974 (Wendell Cruz - USA Today Sports)
Whitey Ford was a first-ballot hall-of-famer in 1974 (Wendell Cruz - USA Today Sports)

The New York Yankees announced on Thursday that Hall-of-Fame pitcher Whitey Ford has died at the age of 91.

"The Yankees are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford," the statement read. "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."

MLB released the following statement on the passing of the 1961 American League Cy Young Award winner:

“Today all of Major League Baseball mourns the loss of Whitey Ford, a New York City native who became a legend for his hometown team. Whitey earned his status as the ace of some of the most memorable teams in our sport’s rich history. Beyond the Chairman of the Board’s excellence on the mound, he was a distinguished ambassador for our National Pastime throughout his life. I extend my deepest condolences to Whitey’s family, his friends and admirers throughout our game, and all fans of the Yankees.”

CubsHQ would like to give our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the iconic pitcher.

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