Biographical

Portrait of Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date10-21-1928
Height5' 10"
Weight178 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1950 NYA MLB 20 12 112.0 87 52 59 7 .262 97 7.0 4.2 0.6 4.7 49% .232 .232 1.24 3.92 2.81 100 0.00 0.0
1953 NYA MLB 32 30 207.0 187 110 110 13 .265 95 8.1 4.8 0.6 4.8 52% .272 .256 1.43 3.97 3.00 104 4.72 1.5
1954 NYA MLB 34 28 210.7 170 101 125 10 .257 97 7.3 4.3 0.4 5.3 48% .252 .229 1.29 3.26 2.82 96 3.83 3.0
1955 NYA MLB 39 33 253.7 188 113 137 20 .255 97 6.7 4.0 0.7 4.9 49% .223 .221 1.19 3.72 2.63 99 3.44 5.2
1956 NYA MLB 31 30 225.7 187 84 141 13 .262 99 7.5 3.4 0.5 5.6 60% .257 .227 1.20 3.17 2.47 77 3.14 5.5
1957 NYA MLB 24 17 129.3 114 53 84 10 .256 95 7.9 3.7 0.7 5.8 61% .267 .245 1.29 3.36 2.57 86 3.30 2.5
1958 NYA MLB 30 29 219.3 174 62 145 14 .253 98 7.1 2.5 0.6 5.9 62% .247 .216 1.08 2.84 2.01 65 2.78 6.0
1959 NYA MLB 35 29 204.0 194 89 114 13 .259 97 8.6 3.9 0.6 5.0 64% .274 .252 1.39 3.50 3.04 96 4.18 2.4
1960 NYA MLB 33 29 192.7 168 65 85 15 .260 98 7.8 3.0 0.7 4.0 58% .242 .241 1.21 3.56 3.08 97 3.73 3.1
1961 NYA MLB 39 39 283.0 242 92 209 23 .260 96 7.7 2.9 0.7 6.6 56% .263 .231 1.18 3.07 3.21 73 2.99 7.6
1962 NYA MLB 38 37 257.7 243 69 160 22 .260 97 8.5 2.4 0.8 5.6 58% .271 .242 1.21 3.23 2.90 82 3.49 5.5
1963 NYA MLB 38 37 269.3 240 56 189 26 .259 95 8.0 1.9 0.9 6.3 59% .270 .241 1.10 2.96 2.74 81 2.74 6.5
1964 NYA MLB 39 36 244.7 212 57 172 10 .257 96 7.8 2.1 0.4 6.3 64% .268 .226 1.10 2.31 2.13 76 2.90 5.8
1965 NYA MLB 37 36 244.3 241 50 162 22 .258 97 8.9 1.8 0.8 6.0 56% .286 .254 1.19 2.87 3.24 86 2.84 5.7
1966 NYA MLB 22 9 73.0 79 24 43 8 .254 95 9.7 3.0 1.0 5.3 66% .292 .289 1.41 3.67 2.47 97 3.54 1.0
1967 NYA MLB 7 7 44.0 40 9 21 2 .252 90 8.2 1.8 0.4 4.3 59% .270 .239 1.11 2.67 1.64 104 3.46 0.5
CareerMLB4984383170.3276610861956228.259967.93.10.65.657%.261.2381.223.222.75870.000.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1950 NYA MLB 20 12 112.0 87 52 59 7 .262 97 7.0 4.2 0.6 4.7 49% .232 .232 1.24 3.92 2.81
1953 NYA MLB 32 30 207.0 187 110 110 13 .265 95 8.1 4.8 0.6 4.8 52% .272 .256 1.43 3.97 3.00
1954 NYA MLB 34 28 210.7 170 101 125 10 .257 97 7.3 4.3 0.4 5.3 48% .252 .229 1.29 3.26 2.82
1955 NYA MLB 39 33 253.7 188 113 137 20 .255 97 6.7 4.0 0.7 4.9 49% .223 .221 1.19 3.72 2.63
1956 NYA MLB 31 30 225.7 187 84 141 13 .262 99 7.5 3.4 0.5 5.6 60% .257 .227 1.20 3.17 2.47
1957 NYA MLB 24 17 129.3 114 53 84 10 .256 95 7.9 3.7 0.7 5.8 61% .267 .245 1.29 3.36 2.57
1958 NYA MLB 30 29 219.3 174 62 145 14 .253 98 7.1 2.5 0.6 5.9 62% .247 .216 1.08 2.84 2.01
1959 NYA MLB 35 29 204.0 194 89 114 13 .259 97 8.6 3.9 0.6 5.0 64% .274 .252 1.39 3.50 3.04
1960 NYA MLB 33 29 192.7 168 65 85 15 .260 98 7.8 3.0 0.7 4.0 58% .242 .241 1.21 3.56 3.08
1961 NYA MLB 39 39 283.0 242 92 209 23 .260 96 7.7 2.9 0.7 6.6 56% .263 .231 1.18 3.07 3.21
1962 NYA MLB 38 37 257.7 243 69 160 22 .260 97 8.5 2.4 0.8 5.6 58% .271 .242 1.21 3.23 2.90
1963 NYA MLB 38 37 269.3 240 56 189 26 .259 95 8.0 1.9 0.9 6.3 59% .270 .241 1.10 2.96 2.74
1964 NYA MLB 39 36 244.7 212 57 172 10 .257 96 7.8 2.1 0.4 6.3 64% .268 .226 1.10 2.31 2.13
1965 NYA MLB 37 36 244.3 241 50 162 22 .258 97 8.9 1.8 0.8 6.0 56% .286 .254 1.19 2.87 3.24
1966 NYA MLB 22 9 73.0 79 24 43 8 .254 95 9.7 3.0 1.0 5.3 66% .292 .289 1.41 3.67 2.47
1967 NYA MLB 7 7 44.0 40 9 21 2 .252 90 8.2 1.8 0.4 4.3 59% .270 .239 1.11 2.67 1.64

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1966-08-17 1966-10-03 47 39 Left Shoulder Surgery Had To Bypass Clot - Possible Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 1966-08-25 -
1964-11-09 1964-11-09 Off 0 0 Left Arm Surgery Cutting Nerve That Controls Blood Flow 1964-11-09 -

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BP Articles

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Prospectus Feature: Groundball Pitchers: Nothin' To Do With Them?Rob Mains2016-06-13
Outta Left Field: The PECOTA Comp RompDustin Palmateer2016-02-17
In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run GamesJason Wojciechowski2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: A Cooperstown Party Like it's 1999Zachary Levine2013-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and HistoryMike Gianella2013-10-30
The Lineup Card: Eight World Series Teams that Faded Quickly Baseball Prospectus2013-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Alfonso Soriano Joins the Worst Right-Handed-Hitting Team of All TimeBen Lindbergh2013-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Getting to Know the New Insane Strikeout Rate RelieversBen Lindbergh2013-07-05
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Baseball Writer's Biggest SinPeter Abraham2013-07-02
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Kyle Lohse’s Long, Strange Trip Leads to MilwaukeeBen Lindbergh2013-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Move Like Living ThingsGeoff Young2012-09-04
Out of Left Field: The Conundrum of Pitcher RolesMatthew Kory2012-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Cheating Cheaters and Their Awful ExcusesMichael Bates2012-06-13
Research Mailbag: ...Is This Thing On?Bradley Ankrom2012-03-28
The Stats Go Marching In: Exploring Starter ConversionsMax Marchi2012-03-23
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
Baseball ProGUESTus: When 100 Tiles Meets 27 OutsDiane Firstman2011-10-14
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Dumbing-Down of ScoutingFrankie Piliere2011-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Justin TimeBen Lindbergh2011-08-11
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Yankees' Virgin SpringJay Jaffe2011-06-27
Wezen-Ball: The Passing of a GreatLarry Granillo2011-05-18
Wezen-Ball: "Challenge the Yankees", the boardgameLarry Granillo2011-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jane Leavy, Part IDavid Laurila2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Willie, Mickey, and the DukeBob Hertzel2010-08-10
You Can Blog It Up: Ralph Houk Has DiedSteven Goldman2010-07-21
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Controversies #18Steven Goldman2010-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Wednesday UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSpring Conversations: Mark NewmanKevin Goldstein2010-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Frank HowardDavid Laurila2010-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessVoting Outcomes: Why the Illusion of a Binary Hall of Fame?Tim Kniker2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Next 300-Game Winner?Joe Sheehan2009-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Cooper's OptimismJohn Perrotto2009-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Week One WrapJohn Perrotto2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Moving Forward to RewindJohn Perrotto2008-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: An Extended All-Star EngagementJoe Sheehan2008-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Go Go, Tigers, Go?Steven Goldman2008-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Royals and PhilliesRany Jazayerli2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
Prospectus Matchups: The (Elimination) GamersJim Baker2007-10-19
The Week in Quotes: October 1-7Alex Carnevale2007-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Playoff Health Report, NLWill Carroll2007-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Grab BagJim Baker2007-08-31
The Week in Quotes: August 12-19Alex Carnevale2007-08-20
The Week in Quotes: February 5-12Alex Carnevale2007-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Ask, and You Shall Be AnsweredJim Baker2006-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Game TwoJoe Sheehan2006-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Witch HuntJoe Sheehan2006-06-12
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
Can Of Corn: WinnersDayn Perry2006-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS 2006: From the MailbagJay Jaffe2006-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Two, 1937-1940Clay Davenport2005-08-10
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesDerek Jacques2005-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Value of HorsesJim Baker2005-03-09
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Seeking the Perfect CandidateJim Baker2005-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2005: The PitchersJay Jaffe2004-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Dodging CheckmateJim Baker2004-10-15
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Making History the Bad WayJim Baker2004-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Made, or Happened?Steven Goldman2004-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Canuck Edition, National LeagueJonah Keri2004-05-04
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-04-12
Baseball Prospectus Basics: A Brief History of Pitcher UsageRany Jazayerli2004-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2004: Analyzing the PitchersJay Jaffe2004-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhy Great Offenses Often Don't Win: An Anecdotal Journey through the Valley of DespairSteven Goldman2003-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Put a Cork In ItDerek Zumsteg2003-06-06
Prospectus Q&A: Tommy JohnJonah Keri2002-09-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why the concern for the height of starting pitchers, like Carlos Martinez? He is bigger than many HOF starting pitchers like Whitey Ford and Warren Spahn. They were durable, even though they pitched every 4th day, and completed may of their games? Are today's pitchers soft?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I don't think it's all on height. In fact I think little of it is. I think Martinez is a starting pitcher. For a guy like Ventura, he has added weight over the last few years, but he's still a very small-statured guy without a lot of meat on that frame. Even a lot of the shorter starting pitchers that we see today who have mostly held up (Vargas, Cueto to name two of them) have bigger frames despite the height. You won't find many big-league SPs that are Ventura's size, but I still think there's a decent chance to start because everything else works so well. (Jason Cole)


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