Whitey Ford, Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher, dies at age 91

NEW YORK — Whitey Ford, the cocky and cunning, street-smart lefty who honed his pitching skills on the streets and sandlots of Queens and went on to win more games than any Yankee in history, died Thursday night at his Long Island home after a long battle with dementia. He was 91.“The Yankees are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford,” the team wrote in a statement. “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…

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