Dave Meadow (Boo) Ferriss (born December 5, 1921) is a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. He was born in Shaw, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta. Shaw is a city in Bolivar and Sunflower Counties in the US state of Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States The Mississippi Delta is the distinct northwest section of the state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers Technically He was given the nickname 'Boo' as the result of a childhood inability to pronounce the word 'brother'.
Ferriss became the first baseball player to receive a full scholarship to Mississippi State University, and pitched there on the 1941 and 1942 teams. Mississippi State University is a Land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and He was drafted by the Red Sox in 1942, but was then called up for military duty during World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including After being discharged early from the military because of asthma, he was sent to the Red Sox' minor league team in Louisville, Kentucky. The United States Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of the United States Asthma is a chronic Condition involving the Respiratory system in which the airways occasionally constrict become inflamed, and are The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. When the Sox made a slow start, Boo was called up, and made his debut for the Sox on April 29, 1945, pitching a two-hitter. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar He went on to set the major league record for scoreless innings to start a career, with 22.
He compiled a creditable 21-10 record in his rookie season, and followed it with another excellent season in 1946, going 25-6 on the Sox team that won the American League pennant. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in Ferris started two games for the Sox in the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, winning one of them, but the Sox lost the series 4-3, Ferris getting a no-decision in the deciding game. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead
His record in 1947 was a more workmanlike 12-11. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Arm troubles and asthma restricted him to 9 games started in 31 appearances in 1948; by 1950, his playing career was over. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Ferriss was the pitching coach for the Red Sox between 1955 and 1959 before becoming head coach of the Delta State University baseball program. Delta State University, also known as DSU, is a regional public University located in Cleveland Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi He guided Delta State to a 639-387 record and three appearances in the NCAA Division II College World Series before retiring in 1988. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations
Author John Grisham once tried out for a spot on Ferriss' team at Delta State University. Delta State University, also known as DSU, is a regional public University located in Cleveland Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi He was cut because he could not hit a curve ball. The curveball is a breaking pitch in Baseball thrown with a grip and hand movement that imparts down and/or sideways spin to the ball.
He is a member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, the Mississippi State University Sports Hall of Fame, and the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame is located in Jackson Mississippi. On November 14, 2002, he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the careers of former Boston Red Sox players
He now resides with his wife in Cleveland, Mississippi. Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States.