This sale is for a Brand New 2015 New York Yankees Authentic Patch Collection given out to Legacy season ticket holders only. The patches include memoralizing the retiring numbers of Andy Pettite, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams.
This item has been hand signed by former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera & 2019 Baseball Hall Of Fame inductee Mariano Rivera. The signature on this item has been authenticated by Steiner Sports.
Edward Charles Ford Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1974 Primary team: New York Yankees Primary position: Pitcher
Hall of Fame election in 1974 following his 16-year big league career with the NY Yankees.
Ford quickly rose through the minor leagues – surfacing in New York in the summer of 1950. The 5-foot-10, 181-pound Ford quickly established himself in a Yankee rotation filled with veterans like Vic Raschi, Eddie Lopat and Allie Reynolds. In 20 games, Ford went 9-1 with a 2.81 earned-run average and finished second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.
He suffered through his only two losing seasons in 1966 and 1967, posting a combined 4-9 record while battling injuries. When he retired before the 1968 season, Ford’s final mark was 236-106 – good for a .690 winning percentage that is the best among modern pitchers with at least 150 victories.
In the postseason, Ford was 10-8 with a 2.71 ERA. He set a record with a stretch of 33 1/3 shutout innings and was named the World Series Most Valuable Player in 1961.