LEGENDARY pitcher Whitey Ford, who recently passed away, was married and had two children.
Ford died at the age of 91 on October 9 surrounded by family while watching a Yankees playoff game at his home in the town of Lake Success on Long Island.
Who is Whitey Ford’s wife Joan?
Whitey Ford married Joan Ford on April 14, 1951, in St.Petersburg in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY.
The pair were married for 69 years until Whitey’s recent passing, according to the New York Post.
Not much else is known about Joan’s career or the pair’s marriage.
How many children did they have?
The couple had two children, a son named Edward and a daughter named Sally Ann.
His youngest son, Thomas, died of a heart condition in 1999.
When did Whitey Ford die?
Ford died October 9 at the age of 91.
“The Yankees are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford. Whitey spent his entire 16-year career as a Yankee,” the statement read.
“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.”
Nicknamed “the Chairman of the Board” by teammate Howard for his calm demeanor under pressure situations, Ford spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees.
Ford pitched on the Yankees from 1950-1967 and played alongside fellow Yankee legend Mickey Mantle and Elston Howard.
He also pitched the Yankees to 11 American League playoffs and six World Series championships in the 1950s and 60s.
Ford retired midway through the 1967 season due to a circulating problem in his pitching arm that surgeries failed to correct.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
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