Baseball world remembers Whitey Ford: 'Heaven's going to have some rotation'


The baseball world lost another legend on Friday with the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford.

Ford, 91, was the winningest pitcher in Yankees history and six-time World Series champion. He played in an era alongside other legendary Yankees such as Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Phil Rizzuto.

Ford is the fourth Hall of Famer to pass away in the last two months, along with Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson and Lou Brock. Seaver, Gibson and Ford are considered to be among the greatest pitchers to ever play the game.

Many fans, media and former players remembered Whitey Ford and recalled stories of the Hall of Famer on Friday.

Former pitcher Al Leiter, in particular, shared a story about how Ford helped him when he first came into the league with the Yankees, which involved a friendly wager involving beer.

Others also shared their condolences on social media.

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