Dave “Boo” Ferriss

College Baseball Career

Mississippi State (1939-1942)


Pro Baseball Career

Boston Red Sox (1942-1950)

• Minor Leagues: Greensboro, NC (1942)

• WWII Army Air Corps (1943-1944)

• Called up to the Major Leagues in 1945

• Recorded 21 wins in his rookie season

• One of 7 pitchers to pitch shutouts in their first two Major League games

• Shares record with Fernando Valenzuela for most consecutive wins to start a career (8)

• Holds AL record for most consecutive scoreless innings to start: a career (22 1/3)

• Tied AL record with 46 wins in first two Major League seasons

• Holds Major League record for most consecutive wins in his home park with 13 in 1946

• Led AL with a 25-6 record (.806 winning percentage) in 1946

• Winning pitcher in the fourth game shutout of the 1946 World Series (4-0) vs the St. Louis Cardinals

• Minor Leagues: Louisville (KY) Colonels (1951-1954)

• Career Stats: W-65, L-30, Pct-.684

• Inducted into Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame November 14, 2002


Baseball Coaching Career

• Boston Red Sox pitching coach (1955-1959)

• Delta State University (1959-1966; 1970-1988)

• American Baseball Coaches Assoc. Hall of Fame (1988)

• Division II College World Series Runner-Up (’78,’82); 3rd Place (’77)

– Gulf South Conference Champions (’78, ‘79, ’82, ‘88)


Did You Know?

“Boo” Ferriss got his nickname when he mispronounced his brother’s name as a child.

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