Whitey Ford wiffle ball
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Whitey Ford wiffle ball
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Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford spent his entire 18-year baseball career with the New York Yankees. Ford began his Major League Baseball career on July 1, 1950, with the Yankees and made a spectacular debut, winning his first nine decisions before losing a game in relief. Ford received a handful of Most Valuable Player votes despite throwing just 112 innings, and was voted the AL Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News. Eventually Ford became the #1 pitcher of the Yankees. In 1955, Ford led the American League in complete games and games won; in 1956 in earned run average and winning percentage; in 1958, in earned run average; and in both 1961 and 1963, in games won and winning percentage. Ford won the Cy Young Award in 1961. Ford was New York's Game One pitcher in the 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1964 World Series. He is the only pitcher to start four consecutive Game Ones, a streak he reached twice. Ford retired from baseball in 1967 at the age of 38. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1974 with his longtime pal and Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle; at that time, the Yankees retired his number 16.

Presented here is a rare early vintage Whitey Ford wiffle ball toy, mint in the original box. It was manufactured by The Wiffle Ball Inc. in Shelton, Conn. This is one of the earlier type smaller wiffle balls that measures approximately 2 and 1/2 inches across. The ball also comes with it's original paperwork instruction sheet.
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Product ID 708
Category Advertising, Games and Toys, Sports
Circa 1950s
Condition mint in the original display box
Price 295.00
Status Sold

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