Tag: Whitey Ford

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1961

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1961 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Cincinnati Reds NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Whitey Ford Babe Ruth Award – Whitey Ford Awards – </strong? Major...

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Fenway Celebrates its 100th Birthday – Yankees Spoil Party

The Red Sox celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park by inviting 200 former players and coaches, including the likes of team icons Johnny Pesky, Luis Tiant, Carl Yastrzemski, Bill Buckner, and Pedro Martinez joining the celebration, to come on the field for pre-game celebrations. Caroline Kennedy, the great-granddaughter of Boston’s former mayor known as Honey Fitz, who threw out the first pitch on opening day in 1912, tosses one of the three ceremonial first pitches. However, the Yankees spoil the party by hitting five homers, including two by Eric Chavez, on their way to a 6 – 2 win. For Ivan Nova, it is his 15th consecutive victory, dating back to last season. The victory moves the right-hander ahead of Whitey Ford (1961) and Steve Sundra (1938-39), and one shy of the franchise record of 16 consecutive wins, established last season by Roger Clemens.

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Mariano Rivera breaks Whitey Ford’s record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in postseason play with 33 1/3 scoreless frames.

2000 – The New York Yankees batter the Seattle Mariners, 8 – 2, to take a 2 games to 1 lead in the ALCS. Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez hit back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning for New York, while David Justice has three RBI. Mariano Rivera breaks Whitey Ford’s record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in postseason play with 33 1/3 scoreless frames.

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The Yankees christen Legends Field, their new $30 million, 31-acre complex in Tampa

1996 – The Yankees christen Legends Field, their new $30 million, 31-acre complex in Tampa. The field has the exact dimensions of Yankee Stadium. On hand to see Phil Rizzuto toss out the first ball are former Yankees Whitey Ford, Catfish Hunter, Ron Guidry and Chris Chambliss, who then watch the new Yankees beat the American League Champions Cleveland Indians, 5 – 2.

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Mickey Mantle becomes just the 7th player elected into the Hall of Fame on first year of eligibility

1974 – The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. Mantle becomes only the seventh player to make it in his first try. His 536 home runs with the Yankees rank second only to Babe Ruth, and he played in more games (2,401) than any other pinstriper, including Lou Gehrig. Ford was arguably the greatest Yankees pitcher of all time, retiring with more wins (236), innings pitched (3,171), strikeouts (1,956), and shutouts (45) than anyone in club history.

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Yankees come back for a 8-7 on Whitey Ford Day at Yankee Stadium

At the Stadium, Roger Maris hits his 56th home run of the season off Mudcat Grant in an 8-7 comeback Yankee victory over the Indians. The Fargo native and roommate Mickey Mantle (52) now hold the record for most single-season home runs by a pair of teammates (108), previously set in 1927 by another pair of Bronx Bombers, Babe Ruth (60) and Lou Gehrig (47).

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At Griffith Stadium, Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees pitches a 14-inning, 1 – 0 shutout against the Washington Senators, giving up 8 hits while striking out 15. The Yankees win in the first half of the 14th inning on a Moose Skowron solo home run – the longest contest in major league history ending 1 – 0 on a home run.

At Griffith Stadium, Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees pitches a 14-inning, 1 – 0 shutout against the Washington Senators, giving up 8 hits while striking out 15. The Yankees win in the first half of the 14th inning on a Moose Skowron solo home run – the longest contest in major league history ending 1 – 0 on a home run.

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Brooklyn starter Don Newcombe receives major league baseball’s inaugural CY Young Award

After winning the MVP last week and the Rookie of the Year in 1949, Brooklyn starter Don Newcombe (27-7, 3.06) receives major league baseball’s inaugural Cy Young Award, an honor that will be given to just one hurler until 1967 when each league will name a winner of the prestigious pitching prize. The Dodgers’ director of Community Affairs remains the only player in baseball history to have won all three major postseason awards.

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In the 1956 All-Star Game, Ken Boyer of the Cardinals makes three sparkling plays at 3B and gets 3 hits as the National League defeats the American League, 7 – 3

In the 1956 All-Star Game, Ken Boyer of the Cardinals makes three sparkling plays at 3B and gets 3 hits as the National League defeats the American League, 7 – 3. Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Stan Musial all homer. Mays’s pinch-hit two-run home run off Whitey Ford is his 7th straight hit against the Yankee lefty.

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Whitey Ford continues his mastery with his second consecutive one-hitter, beating the A’s, 2 – 1. Jim Finigan hits a 2-out single in the 7th for the A’s only hit. Ford is the 5th major league pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters.

1955 – Whitey Ford continues his mastery with his second consecutive one-hitter, beating the A’s, 2 – 1. Jim Finigan hits a 2-out single in the 7th for the A’s only hit. Ford is the 5th major league pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters.

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Rookie pitcher Whitey Ford beats Bob Miller and the “Whiz Kids” gives the Yankees their 13th World Championship

1950 – At Yankee Stadium, rookie pitcher Whitey Ford, with 9th-inning help from Allie Reynolds, beats Bob Miller and the Philadelphia Phillies, 5 – 2, as the Yankees complete the World Series sweep of the Phillies’ “Whiz Kids.” Jerry Coleman wins the Babe Ruth Award as the Series MVP. The sweep of the Phillies gives the Yankees their 13th World Championship.

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