Ford slugged 121 home runs in 10 seasons in the majors. He broke in with the Minnesota Twins in 1975 and was a starting outfielder for the team for four seasons. He joined the California Angels in 1979 and had the best year of his career, hitting .290 with 21 home runs, 101 RBIs and 100 runs scored. He finished 26th in the American League MVP vote that year. Ford concluded his career in 1985 after a four-year run with the Baltimore Orioles. In 1,153 games he hit .270 with 566 RBIs and 598 runs scored.
Ford mentions a couple impressive accomplishments on his questionnaire. On April 15, 1976 he took New York Yankee Rudy May deep in the first inning for the first home run hit in the newly remodeled Yankee Stadium.
Ford reached the World Series with the Orioles in 1983. He hit a home run off Philadelphia Phillies ace Steve Carlton in the sixth inning of Game 3. Baltimore won the game and the series in five games.
Dan Ford – career stats