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Dave "Boo" Ferriss

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Athletic Directors | Baseball | Coaching

Dave Ferriss Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Dave "Boo" Ferriss Stats, Bio

Born: December 5, 1921

Hometown: Shaw, MS

Year Induction: 1964

College Baseball Career

Mississippi State (1939-1942)

Professional 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

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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