BREAKING: Red Sox ALL-STAR Pitcher Found DEAD Today On Thanksgiving… Please Send Prayers

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Dave Ferriss, coach of Boston Red Sox in Sarasota, Florida in March 1956. (AP Photo/Preston Stroup)  (1956 AP)


Another American legend has left us. Boston Red Sox pitcher David “Boo” Ferriss, who helped lead the team to the 1946 World Series, has died. He was 94 years old.

Rick Cleveland, a close friend of the former player, says Ferriss died Thursday at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi, surrounded by family. Cleveland says Ferriss had been in declining health for several weeks, FOX reports.

Ferriss received the first full baseball scholarship to Mississippi State University, where he pitched in 1941 and 1942 and joined the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was signed by the Red Sox in 1942, but was called by the military shortly afterward for World War II service. After an early military discharge due to asthma, Ferriss was sent to the Boston Red Sox’ Triple-A Louisville Colonels.

Ferriss pitched six years for the Red Sox from 1945-50. He had his best season in 1946, when he finished with a 25-6 record and 3.25 ERA and was named an American League All-Star. The Shaw, Mississippi, native’s career was shortened by a shoulder injury in 1947, but he finished with a 65-30 career record.

Ferriss was later the baseball coach at Delta State University, where he won 639 games over 26 seasons.

In November 2002, Ferriss was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.

He was given the nickname ‘Boo’ as the result of a childhood inability to pronounce the word ‘brother’.

So another great one has departed.

Our prayers go out to his family and friends.

Thanks for the memories brother…

God Bless.


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