Friday, October 9, 2020

Alas, poor Whitey...

 Whitey Ford died today at 91.

If you're not a baseball fan, I'll explain who he was.

He was a left-handed pitcher for the Yankees in the 50's and 60's when they won almost ever World Series.

He was best friends with Mickey Mantle--Ford, a fast talking New Yorker and Mantle, a shy boy from Oklahoma.

Whitey is in the Hall of Fame.

His catcher was Yogi Berra, another Hall of Fame member.

He was not a power pitcher but relied on craftiness on the mound. His nick-name with the Yankees was "Chairman of the Board".

Since irony abounds, he died while watching game four of the Yankees-Rays series.

My childhood was taken up by the Yankees and by Whitey when he was pitching.

Rest in Peace, Chairman of the Board.

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