10-09-2020, 10:34 AM
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The Chairman has died after a long life. A lefty, he was one of my idols when I was a kid. I saw him pitch against another of my idols, Sandy Koufax, in game 4 of the 1963 World Series. I also saw Frank Howard and Mickey Mantle hit home runs in the game. My dad and I had seats along the first base line, one of the thrills of my life.

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 10-09-2020, 11:53 AM
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Ford was super. Wow, what a game to attend. Nothing like the Mick hitting a homer at the stadium!

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 10-09-2020, 12:42 PM
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  • garyg
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  • Great Lakes
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A legend & a reminder of my youth, though as an Indians fan I saw him pitch just once that I can recall .. what's amazing today is his records were achieved with his home town team, in a career with just that team.  Rest in Peace

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 10-09-2020, 02:42 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I grew up in Dallas but have always been an Yankee fan due to Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantel, and Bobby Richardson.  My Dad and I would watch the Yankee games on TV that were announced by Dizzy Dean.  Fond memories.

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 10-09-2020, 03:59 PM
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  • chazt
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One of the all-time great Yankees. RIP 16

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 10-09-2020, 05:44 PM
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Used to save my pennies to take the subway to 161st Street, buy a bleacher seat ticket, and watch Edward Charles Ford pitch. The 'Chairman of the Board' was such a class act! RIP Whitey!

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