HUDSON COUNTY – Ed “the Faa” Ford, a lifelong Jersey City resident and the city’s resident baseball guru, passed away Tuesday due to congestive heart failure. He was 66. He wrote a sports column for years for local daily newspapers, and his last column ran last Thursday.
“There’s no question that he was an irreplaceable person,” said the Hudson Reporter’s own sports columnist, Jim Hague, a rival but also a friend of “The Faa.”
Hague said, “There was no one else like him in my career and there will never be anyone like him. His legacy will go on in the hundreds of baseball players he taught to play the game in Hudson County.”
He was also an assistant director with the city’s Department of Recreation, and had coached high school baseball. He also had served as a referee, major league baseball scout, and bar owner, according to nj.com.
Hague will write more about Ford in his sports column this weekend in our print editions and on-line at www.hudsonreporter.com.