David Meadow “Dave” Ferriss was born on December 5, 1921, and died on November 24, 2016.
He was also known as “Boo” Ferriss.
He was an American professional baseball player.
Dave was a Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher with the Boston Red Sox for six seasons, from 1945 through 1950.
Ferriss was given the nickname ‘Boo’ as the result of a childhood inability to pronounce the word ‘brother’.
Following his MLB playing career was over, he returned to the Mississippi Delta for two stints as the head baseball coach at Delta State University where he retired as the school’s all-time leader in wins with 639.
During November 2002, Ferriss was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
He lived with his wife, Miriam Izard Ferriss, in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Together they had two children, Dr. David Ferriss and Margaret Ferriss White, and two grandchildren.
Ferriss was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Cleveland.
He in Cleveland.
Dave Ferriss passed away at 94 years old.