Whitey Ford | County Dublin

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Full Name: Edward Charles Ford

Born: October 21, 1928  in Queens, NY

Irish Roots: Dublin, Kerry, Tipperary, and Donegal

Family Name: Ford, Skellie, Appleton, and Kane

Surname Origins: Ford surname is anglicised Ó Fuartháin, a name meaning “descendant of Fuarthán”. The personal name Fuartháin, derived from the Irish fuar (“cold”).


  • 10x All Star
  • 6x World Series Winner
  • Cy Young Winner (1961)
  • 3x Wins Leader
  • 2x ERA Leader


  • National Baseball Hall of Fame (1974)


Whitey Ford’s maternal great-grandparents, Daniel and Elizabeth Skellie (née Kane), were from Dublin and Kerry. His father’s side of the family originated in Tipperary and Donegal.