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Dave Ferriss

David Meadow Ferriss (Boo)

Positions: Pitcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 208 lb.

Born: December 5, 1921 in Shaw, MS
High School: Shaw HS (Shaw, MS)
School: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1945 (Age 23.145)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1945-1950

Final Game: April 18, 1950 (Age 28.134)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #931. Matt Clement… #932. Jose Quintana… #933. Jose Mesa… #934. DAVE FERRISS… #935. Phil Collins… #936. Len Barker… #937. Huck Betts… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1945 23 BOS AL 21 10 .677 2.96 35 31 4 26 5 2 264.2 263 101 87 6 85 94 7 1 4 1103 115 3.17 1.315 8.9 0.2 2.9 3.2 1.11 MVP-4
1946 ★ 24 BOS AL 25 6 .806 3.25 40 35 4 26 6 3 274.0 274 109 99 14 71 106 3 0 1 1141 112 3.09 1.259 9.0 0.5 2.3 3.5 1.49 AS,MVP-7
1947 25 BOS AL 12 11 .522 4.04 33 28 0 14 1 0 218.1 241 106 98 14 92 64 7 1 6 956 96 4.10 1.525 9.9 0.6 3.8 2.6 0.70
1948 26 BOS AL 7 3 .700 5.23 31 9 13 1 0 3 115.1 127 71 67 7 61 30 7 0 0 518 84 4.69 1.630 9.9 0.5 4.8 2.3 0.49
1949 27 BOS AL 0 0 4.05 4 0 2 0 0 0 6.2 7 3 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 29 113 6.41 1.650 9.5 1.4 5.4 1.4 0.25
1950 28 BOS AL 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 36 3.58 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
6 Yrs 65 30 .684 3.64 144 103 24 67 12 8 880.0 914 392 356 42 314 296 25 2 11 3753 103 3.60 1.395 9.3 0.4 3.2 3.0 0.94
162 Game Avg. 18 8 .684 3.64 40 28 7 18 3 2 242 252 108 98 12 86 81 7 1 3 1033 103 3.60 1.395 9.3 0.4 3.2 3.0 0.94
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1945 23 BOS AL 264.2 35 31 101 3.43 4.00 0.12 0.00 100.7 3.91 15 1.8 1.0 -0.2 3.7 32 .550 .511 $4,800 MVP-4
1946 ★ 24 BOS AL 274.0 40 35 109 3.58 3.97 0.17 0.00 104.5 3.98 12 1.3 .8 -0.2 3.4 33 .533 .508 $15,000 AS,MVP-7
1947 25 BOS AL 218.1 33 28 106 4.37 4.21 0.06 0.00 103.9 4.31 -1 -0.1 1.7 -0.1 1.5 14 .498 .500 $20,000
1948 26 BOS AL 115.1 31 9 71 5.54 4.70 0.19 0.00 102.9 4.64 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .463 .493 $15,000
1949 27 BOS AL 6.2 4 0 3 4.05 5.13 0.16 0.00 101.8 5.06 1 0.1 .9 -0.0 0.1 1 .519 .500 $15,000
1950 28 BOS AL 1.0 1 0 2 18.00 6.27 -0.07 0.00 116.0 7.36 -1 -0.1 .2 0.0 -0.1 -1 .397 .499 $12,000
6 Seasons 880.0 144 103 392 4.01 4.15 0.13 0.00 103.0 4.14 14 1.9 1.0 -0.6 8.4 77 .513 .503 $81,800

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1946 24 BOS AL WS L STL 1 0 1.000 2.03 2 2 0 1 1 0 13.1 13 3 3 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 51 1.125 8.8 0.0 1.4 2.7 2.00
1 WS 1 0 1.000 2.03 2 2 0 1 1 0 13.1 13 3 3 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 51 1.125 8.8 0.0 1.4 2.7 2.00

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1945 23 BOS AL 61 140 120 16 32 7 1 1 19 0 0 19 11 .267 .367 .367 .734 111 44 4 0 1 1 MVP-4
1946 ★ 24 BOS AL 45 122 115 12 24 6 0 0 7 0 0 5 19 .209 .242 .261 .503 37 30 3 0 2 1 AS,MVP-7
1947 25 BOS AL 52 106 99 11 27 5 3 0 19 0 0 7 10 .273 .321 .384 .705 90 38 5 0 0 1
1948 26 BOS AL 31 45 37 4 9 1 0 0 6 0 0 6 6 .243 .349 .270 .619 63 10 0 0 2 1
1949 27 BOS AL 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 659 2 0 0 0 /1
1950 28 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 194 414 372 44 93 20 4 1 52 0 0 37 46 .250 .318 .333 .651 79 124 12 0 5
162 Game Avg. 162 346 311 37 78 17 3 1 43 0 0 31 38 .250 .318 .333 .651 79 104 10 0 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1945 23 BOS AL 61 140 2 0 0 0 12 15 1.6 0 15 1.6 .527 .510 1.6 -0.0 15 $4,800 1 MVP-4
1946 ★ 24 BOS AL 45 122 -10 0 0 0 12 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .506 .502 0.3 0.0 2 $15,000 1 AS,MVP-7
1947 25 BOS AL 52 106 -2 0 0 0 11 10 1.0 0 10 1.0 .521 .507 1.1 -0.0 10 $20,000 1
1948 26 BOS AL 31 45 -2 0 0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $15,000 1
1949 27 BOS AL 4 1 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .521 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $15,000 /1
1950 28 BOS AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $12,000 /1
6 Seasons 194 414 -10 0 0 0 41 31 3.3 0 31 3.3 .517 .506 3.3 -0.0 31 $81,800

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1946 24 BOS AL WS STL L 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1945 BOS AL 23 P 35 31 26 264.2 91 22 67 2 10 .978 3.03 2.54 .955 2.24 2.23 3 3 50% 2 MVP-4
1946 BOS AL 24 P 40 35 26 274.0 69 25 43 1 5 .986 2.23 1.70 .951 2.01 1.99 1 1 50% 0 AS,MVP-7
1947 BOS AL 25 P 33 28 14 218.1 48 13 33 2 2 .958 1.90 1.39 .955 1.92 1.90 6 3 33% 50% 2
1948 BOS AL 26 P 31 9 1 115.1 31 10 21 0 1 1.000 2.42 1.00 .963 2.02 1.99 3 3 50% 48% 1
1949 BOS AL 27 P 4 0 0 6.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.25 .960 2.16 2.10 1 0 0% 46% 0
1950 BOS AL 28 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 144 103 67 880.0 240 71 164 5 18 .979 2.40 1.63 .955 2.06 2.03 14 10 42% 32% 5
6 Seasons TOT 144 103 67 880.0 240 71 164 5 18 .979 2.40 1.63 .955 2.06 2.03 14 10 42% 32% 5
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
1945--not played
1946

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1945 AL (4, 44%)
1946 AL (7, 28%)
0.72 Career Shares (338th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1945 AL  5.3 (9th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1945 AL  3.7 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1945 AL  2.96 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1945 AL  21 (2nd)
1946 AL  25 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1945 AL  .677 (5th)
1946 AL  .806 (1st)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1946 AL  2.332 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1945 AL  35 (10th)
1946 AL  40 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
1946 AL  3 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1945 AL  264.7 (2nd)
1946 AL  274.0 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1945 AL  31 (4th)
1946 AL  35 (2nd)
1947 AL  28 (10th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1945 AL  26 (2nd)
1946 AL  26 (3rd)
1947 AL  14 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1945 AL  5 (2nd)
1946 AL  6 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1946 AL  14 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1945 AL  85 (8th)
1947 AL  92 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1945 AL  263 (1st)
1946 AL  274 (2nd)
1947 AL  241 (3rd)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1945 AL  0.204 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1945 AL  87 (5th)
1946 AL  99 (1st)
1947 AL  98 (4th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1947 AL  6 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1945 AL  7 (3rd)
1947 AL  7 (1st)
1948 AL  7 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1945 AL  1,103 (3rd)
1946 AL  1,141 (4th)
1947 AL  956 (8th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1945 AL  115 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1945 AL  3.17 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1946 AL  16.39 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1945 AL  1.0 (9th)
1946 AL  2.5 (2nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1946 AL  1.8 (1st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1946 AL  1.7 (2nd)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1946 AL  40 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1945 AL  22 (2nd)
1946 AL  25 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1945 AL  67 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1945 AL  3.03 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1945 AL  2.54 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1946 AL  .986 (5th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 42 (611), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 32 (432), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 20 (319), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (789th), 11.7 career WAR/11.7 7yr-peak WAR/11.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • Before 1942 Season: Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1945 23 Boston Red Sox $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 24 Boston Red Sox $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 25 Boston Red Sox $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 26 Boston Red Sox $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 27 Boston Red Sox $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 28 Boston Red Sox $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$81,800
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: David Boo Dave davey david Meadow Ferriss

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