Wes Ferrell

Wes Ferrell autograph
Birthdate 02/02/1908
Death Date 12/09/1976
Debut Year 1927
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Dodgers, Indians, Red Sox, Senators, Yankees
Position Pitcher

A six-time 20-game winner, Wes Ferrell hit a Major League record 37 homers as a pitcher. His brother Rick Ferrell is in the Hall of Fame.

In the collection:

Wes Ferrell autographed 1962 Fleer card

Wes Ferrell autographed 1962 Fleer card

Wes Ferrell won 193 games over the course of his 15-year career. In the 8-year period from 1929-1936 Ferrell won 20 or more games six times. An outstanding hitter, Ferrell finished with a .280 lifetime average an an MLB record 38 homers as a pitcher. His brother Rick Ferrell was a fine catcher who f
Postcard photo signed by Rick Ferrell

Postcard photo signed by Rick Ferrell

On the Hall of Fame ballot in 2016 via the Veterans Committee, Wes Ferrell again fell short of induction. The 10 candidates on the Pre-Integration Committee ballot were: Doc Adams, Sam Breadon, Bill Dahlen, August (Garry) Herrmann, Marty Marion, Frank McCormick, Harry Stovey, Chris von der Ahe, Buc
Warren Giles letter re: Ferrell's HoF case

Warren Giles letter re: Ferrell's HoF case

A strong Hall of Fame case can be made for Wes Ferrell. The six twenty-win seasons were complimented by an appearance in the sport’s first All Star game in 1933. In the collection is National League president Warren Giles’ response to a fan about Ferrell’s Cooperstown candidacy. A

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