Rick Ferrell

Wes Rick Ferrell
Birthdate 10/12/1905
Death Date 7/27/1995
Debut Year 1929
Year of Induction 1984
Teams Browns, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers
Positions Catcher, Executive

A lifetime .281 hitter, Rick Ferrell struck out only 277 times while walking 931 times in more than 7,000 plate appearances in 18 seasons.

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Rick Ferrell's AL record for career games caught was passed by Carlton Fisk in 1988

Rick Ferrell's AL record for career games caught was passed by Carlton Fisk in 1988

An eight-time All Star catcher, Rick Ferrell set a Major League record by catching 1,806 games. The mark stood from 1944 until Carlton Fisk surpassed it in 1988. Fisk of course had the benefit of a 162-game schedule compared to Ferrell’s time when 154-game schedule was the standard. Shown here
Ferrell coached for the Senators and Tigers and later became the Detroit GM

Ferrell coached for the Senators and Tigers and later became the Detroit GM

Rick Ferrell started his association with the Detroit Tigers in 1950 as an on-field coach. Their romance continued as Ferrell rose through the ranks as scout, scouting director, general manager, and vice president before retiring at age 87 in 1992 after 42 years with the Tigers organization. Shown h
Rick may be in the Hall of Fame but his brother Wes was a more valuable player

Rick may be in the Hall of Fame but his brother Wes was a more valuable player

Rick Ferrell made his family proud. A big leaguer for 18 years, he reached the pinnacle of his profession when he was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Though Rick is better remembered today, his brother Wes was a more-productive player. At the plate, Rick hit .281 for his career with 2

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