Two great Yankees were selected to the Hall of Fame on this day in 1974.
Mickey Mantle was one of the great power hitters in history: .298 career batting average, 536 HR and 1,509 RBI. He was also a 3-time MVP and played in 12 World Series. He had a career .421 On Base Average.
Whitey Ford was one of the best leftanders in major league history: 236 wins, 156 complete games and a 2.75 career ERA. He played in 11 World Series and won 10 games.
Mantle and Ford were part of the great Yankee teams that dominated baseball from 1949-64. They were great teammates and it was great to see them go into the Hall of Fame together.
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