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Wes Ferrell

Wes Ferrell

Position(s):
P, OF
Born:
February 2, 1908
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 2"
Weight:
195 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-09-1927 with CLE

Intro

One of the most competitive players to ever don a big league uniform, pitcher Wes Ferrell won 20 or more games in each of his first four seasons. When things didn't go his way, he was one of the most volatile characters in history. After being driven from the mound in one game, Ferrell destroyed the clubhouse, punched himself in the jaw so hard that he nearly knocked himelf out, and tore his uniform to shreds. Possibly the best hitting pitcher in history, Ferrell hit .280 in his career, with a record 37 homers as a pitcher.

Quotes About

"I saw him get so mad after losing a game of poker, that he tore the deck of cards in half with his bare hands." — teammate Bill Werber

Minor Leages

Serving as player/manager for Marion of the Western Carolina League in 1948, Ferrell continued to wave his thundering bat. The 40-year old led the league with a .432 average, collecting 162 hits (in 378 at-bats), with 14 triples, 24 homers, and 120 RBI.

Factoid 1

In 1931, Wes Ferrell set a record when he hit nine homers as a pitcher.

Description

"If there was one major difference between the Ferrell brothers," wrote longtime sportswriter Bob Broeg, "it was their temperamant. wes was a prima donna and hotheaded. Rick was soft-spoken and a team player."

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