Classic SI Photos of Whitey Ford
One of the top pitchers in Yankees history, Whitey Ford nabbed six World Series rings from 1950 to 1962. In 1961, Ford went 25-4 with a 3.21 ERA to win the Cy Young; he added World Series MVP honors in that year's Fall Classic against Cincinnati. Ford threw 14 shutout innings in the series, winning both his starts; his 32 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in World Series play are a postseason record. Ford spent all 16 of his major league seasons with the Yankees, winning 236 games, the most all-time in franchise history. He was named to the All-Star team 10 times and led the majors in ERA twice (2.47 in 1956 and 2.01 in 1958). As Whitey Ford, nicknamed "The Chairman of the Board," celebrates his 88th birthday on Oct. 21, 2016, we presents 16 classic SI photos of No. 16 through the years.