Whitey Ford wins Game 4 of 1950 World Series
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In fact, Ford harnessed those “nerves of steel” to toss 33 consecutive scoreless innings in World Series play, another signature “Chairman” mark. Ford also had seven complete games in the Classic and was part of six Yankees championship teams. Overall in World Series play, Ford was 10-8 with a 2.71 ERA. No pitcher has ever won more games in the World Series.
Ford was elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1974.
Thomas Lawrence was the 2009 publications intern at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Ford breaks Ruth’s World Series scoreless innings streak
Yankees' southpaw authored streak of 33 and two-thirds shutout innings in the Fall Classic.
Casey Stengel is elected to the Hall of Fame
For students of the game, imagining Casey Stengel as anything other than an endearing representative of the National Pastime is simply unthinkable.
Joe DiMaggio makes his big league debut, recording three hits in the Yankees’ win
By the age of 21, newspaper headlines all over the country were beginning to tout the next Yankees legend.
Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from the Yankees
After an 18-year career that propelled him into the same star orbit as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, it is understandable that Mickey Mantle wasn’t eager to retire.