Date of Birth: 08/12/1976
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 190 lbs
Resides: Central Islip, NY
Highest Level: MLB
Ford begins his 10th season as a member of the Ducks and sixth in a player/coach role, having spent two years as Hitting Coach (2014, 2018) and three as Bench Coach (2015-17). The outfielder/designated hitter is the franchise’s all-time leading hitter (minimum 500 at bats) with a .322 batting average. He has played 675 regular season games with the Flock, totaling 71 home runs, 413 RBIs, 440 runs scored, 186 doubles and 245 walks. In addition, the Central Islip resident has appeared in 42 playoff games with Long Island, registering a .269 batting average, four homers, 21 RBIs, 18 runs and 47 hits.
The 42-year-old has been selected to play in three Atlantic League All-Star Games while with the Ducks (2014, 2015, 2018). In 2014, he became the second player in franchise history to be named Atlantic League Player of the Year (Ray Navarrete, 2009) after breaking the league’s single-season records for hits (189) and games played (140). Ford has appeared in five Atlantic League Championship Series with the Ducks, including the Championship-winning club in 2013, and has been selected to the Atlantic League's Post-Season All-Star Team twice (2014, 2018). After spending five seasons in the Major Leagues with the Minnesota Twins (2003-07), the Texas native returned to the Major Leagues in 2012 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles after beginning the season with the Ducks.