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"Theodore Henry Ford" is a former right-handed Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers from 1970 to 1973.
Drafted by the Indians 11th overall in the 1966 Major League Baseball Draft/1966 amateur draft, Ford began his professional career with the Dubuque Packers. In 71 games with them in , he hit .263 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 262 at-bats.
The following year, , he played for the Pawtucket Indians. He hit only .210 in 443 at-bats with them.
He missed the entire 1968 and 1969 seasons due to military service. He fought in the Vietnam War.
In 1970, he mostly played for the Wichita Aeros, hitting .326 with 12 home runs and 57 RBI in 383 at-bats with them. However, he started the season with the big league club. On April 7, he made his major league debut with the Indians. Facing star pitcher Dave McNally of the Baltimore Orioles, he went 0–2 with a walk in his first game.
He spent time in both the majors and minors in 1971 as well. In the majors, he hit .194 in 196 at-bats. In the minors - playing for the Aeros again - he hit .330 in 176 at-bats.More Ted Ford on Wikipedia.