Slick: My Life In and Around Baseball.
Hard Cover. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1987. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Signed by Ford on half-title page. Publisher’s blue cloth-backed cream boards with titles in silver to spine; in its original black dust jacket designed by Cheryl Asherman, photo of Ford taken by Marjory Dressler to rear panel. Fine book; near fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to edges including a couple of small closed tears. Overall, a very attractive copy. In Slick, Whitey Ford tells the story of his life and pitching career with the help of acclaimed baseball writer Phil Pepe. Ford played all 16 seasons of his MLB career with the Yankees (1950, 1953-1967) during which time the team was incredibly dominant, winning six World Series. Ford was selected as an all-star ten times and holds numerous Yankees records, including career wins, shutouts, and games started. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974, along with his close friend and teammate, Mickey Mantle.