The New York Yankees’ all-time win leaders as of October 2021 are shown in the statistic.
With 236 victories, Whitey Ford holds the record for the most victories in New York Yankees history.

The American professional baseball pitcher Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford, also known by the name “the Chairman of the Board” (October 21, 1928 – October 8, 2020), spent his entire 16-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees.

FILE – In this June 12, 2016 file photo, former New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford waves to fans from outside the dugout at the Yankees’ annual Old Timers Day baseball game in New York. A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

He won the World Series six times and was an All-Star ten times. He earned the Cy Young Award and the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in the same year. Ford twice and three times respectively led the American League (AL) in both victories and earned run average.

Ford made his major league debut in 1950 after signing with the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1947.

Ford returned to the Yankees in 1953 after a two-year absence to serve in the American Army during the Korean War, and he pitched for them until his retirement in 1967.

Ford established multiple World Series pitching records when he was on the squad, including the number of consecutive scoreless innings (33+2), victories (ten), games started (22) and innings pitched (146). (94).

In 1974, the Yankees retired his uniform number 16 and in 1987, Monument Park received a plaque in his honor.

After Yogi Berra passed away in 2015, The New York Times’ George Vecsey declared that Ford was now “The Greatest Living Yankee.” On October 8, 2020, Ford passed away. He was 91 years old.

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