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09-21-01, 10:05 AM
Whitey Ford and World Series records are synonymous. He set many post-season records, including ones for most wins (10) and most loses (8). He had also pitched a string of scoreless innings (33 2/3), which had broken Babe Ruth’s record of 29 2/3 when he pitched for the Red Sox in 1916 and 1918.

Ford began his streak in 1960 when he pitched two shutouts for a total of 18 scoreless innings against the Pirates. In 1961 against the Reds, he hurled 14 innings of shutout ball to break the Babe’s record.

The following year, he got the Giants in the first inning of game one, but finally saw his streak get broken in the second inning. The lead-off batter singled. After one out, Jim Davenport singled him to third. Then Jose Pagan dropped down a bunt for a base hit as the first run in 33 2/3 innings against Forn crossed the plate. Ford then settled down and coasted to a 6-2 win. In game six, Ford lost his first outing since 1958, a 5-2 decision to Billy Pierce. Ford never again won a World Series game. He lost 2 to the Dodgers in 1963, one in which he yielded only 2 hits, and one to the Cardinals in 1964.

Flashing back to 1962, can you name the runner who broke Ford’s scoreless inning streak? He was a longtime Whitey Ford nemesis…

09-21-01, 12:27 PM
That would be Willie Mays.

He went on to go 3-4 agaisnt Whitey in that game. I guess if the Chairman of the Board had to get beat, it's not quite so bad if it was by one of the best players in the game.

09-21-01, 12:28 PM
Willie Mays?


09-21-01, 12:48 PM
Say HEY !!!

You both got it !!

09-21-01, 12:57 PM
HEY !!!

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