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Title: Whitey Ford, New York Yankees pitching great, dead at 91
Post by: steve58 on October 09, 2020, 02:39:46 PM
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Whitey Ford, one of the most talented pitchers in baseball history, who helped lead the New York Yankees to a string of World Series wins in the 1950s and '60s, has died, the team announced Friday. He was 91.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/whitey-ford-new-york-yankees-pitching-great-dead-at-91-team-announces

Baseball is losing lots of the old timers this year.

https://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/baseball_deaths.php?y=2020

After looking through that list, saw that Tom Seaver has also passed this year.   :(
Title: Re: Whitey Ford, New York Yankees pitching great, dead at 91
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2020, 03:15:00 PM
^Yeah this year has been particularly nasty to a lot of athletes and musicians and others who I always respected. Any week that sees both Whitey Ford and Eddie van Halen die is uniquely crappy.

At least 2020 has been consistent. Consistently horrible.

RIP
Title: Re: Whitey Ford, New York Yankees pitching great, dead at 91
Post by: al_infierno on October 09, 2020, 03:19:52 PM
RIP.  :(

Not to derail the thread at all, but speaking of athlete deaths, I still can't believe this is the same year Kobe Bryant died.  Feels like that was several years ago now.

Lost a lot of greats this year.
Title: Re: Whitey Ford, New York Yankees pitching great, dead at 91
Post by: Gusington on October 09, 2020, 03:29:48 PM
It does feel like it was long ago.