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MLB: If Ford Hadn’t Started Game 6, the Yankees Might Have Won the 1960 WS

Stengel was excoriated by the “experts” for not starting Whitey Ford in the opening game of the 1960 World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Surprisingly, the experts were right.

Art Ditmar, who was the New York Yankees top winner, going 15-9 with a 3.06 ERA and a 117ERA+, started the opener.

Ford had finished the season at 12-9 with a 3.08 ERA and a 116 ERA+.

The general consensus was that Ford, with all his World Series experience, should have been the opening game starter.

But not starting Ford wasn’t Stengel’s only error.

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