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Whitey Ford Never Started an “Ultimate” Game

Burmen has always known that Whitey Ford is a terribly overrated pitcher. He has some facts to support his contention.

 

Whitey Ford was the Chairman of the Board. He was the pitching ace that New York Yankees' manager Casey Stengel saved to face the other contenders.



Twenty Wins

Instead of starting Ford against the doormat Washington Senators or the lowly Kansas City Athletics, Casey often gave Ford an extra day of rest in order to use him against the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, or Detroit Tigers.

Ask any Yankees' fan why Ford never was a 20-game winner while Stengel managed the Yankees, and she will tell you that Ford started fewer games than other starters.

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