Date and Place of Birth: December 5, 1921 Shaw, Mississippi
Military Unit: USAAF
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Dave Ferriss on Baseball-Almanac
M “Boo” Ferriss was born on December 5, 1921 in
On January 4, 1943, Ferriss
entered military serviced with the Army Air Force. After initially
being stationed at
Ferriss was medically
discharged on February 24, 1945, because of a severe asthma
condition that caused him to be hospitalized for four months. He
Ferriss made his major league debut on April 29. His first two wins were shutouts and he won his first eight starts, finishing the year with an incredible 21 victories and 2.96 ERA.
Ferriss was even better in
his sophomore year, winning 25 games and losing only six against
returning vets. He hurt his arm in 1947 and along with that his
velocity gone. By 1950, Ferriss was pitching for
Ferriss was a pitching coach
with the Red Sox from 1955 to 1959, and began coaching
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