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.