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The Duke of Paducah

There have been two great Whitey Fords through the 20th century. One was a left-handed pitcher for the brand new York Yankees, inducted in to the Football Hall of Popularity in 1974, as well as the various other, Benjamin “Whitey” Ford, referred to as the Duke of Paducah, was among …

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Duke of Paducah

b. Benjamin Francis Ford, 12 Might 1901, DeSoto, Missouri, USA, d. 20 June 1986, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Ford, in his alter ego function as the Duke Of Paducah, became something of the American institution along with his homespun humour and banjo playing. He grew up in Little Rock and roll, …

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