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On this date in Yankees history: Mantle and Ford elected to Hall

BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in 1974, New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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The BBWAA elected the pair of pinstripers, Mantle on this first try, Ford on his second.

Their longtime skipper Casey Stengel would also be enshrined in Cooperstown that summer.

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Mantle ranks third in WAR in franchise history, while Ford places ninth.

The former Yankees center fielder still rates second in club history in home runs and walks and third in adjusted OPS+, runs created adjusted batting runs and extra-base hits.

Mantle helped the Yankees win seven World Series titles, was a three-time MVP, Triple Crown winner, batting champ, gold glove recipient, and a 20-time All-Star.

The former Yankees southpaw starter still rates first in wins, innings pitched, games started, shutouts, second in strikeouts and fourth in adjusted ERA+.

Ford helped the Yankees win six World Series titles, was a World Series MVP, Cy Young Award winner, 10-time All-Star and earned the ERA title twice.