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Dave Ferriss Dave Ferriss

Pitcher, Right-handed, Bats LH; Boston Red Sox 1945-1950; Pitching Coach 1955-59 for Red Sox and Coach at Delta State University

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A star performer, Dave 'Boo' Ferriss posted one of the best first two seasons in baseball history. He broke into the majors with the Boston Red Sox in 1945. In his first big-league game, he hurled a two-hit, 2-0 shutout against the old Philadelphia A's and one week later shutout the Yankees 7-0. He won his first 10 major league starts, including 4 shutouts, and holds the AL record for scoreless innings pitched from the start of a pitcher's career with 22, tied with nine others. And, he finished his rookie year with a 21-10, 2.96 ERA record, completing 26-of-31 starts, 5 shutouts.

In his second year, 1946, Dave Ferriss helped the Red Sox win the pennant and led all major league pitchers in winning percentage with .806, compiling a brilliant 25-6 record, including six shutouts and completed 26-of-35 starts. In the 1946 World Series he hurled a 4-0 shutout against the Cardinals in Game 3, started Game 7 but was not the pitcher of record. However, the next season he developed arm problems and his career fell off quickly from then on. Dave Ferriss career stats: 65-30 W/L, 3.64 ERA, 144G, 103Gs, 67GC, 12 Shutouts, 914 hits in 880 innings, 294Ks, 314 Walks.

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