Major Kerby Farrell
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 172 lb.
- School Freed-Hardeman University
- High School Bethel Springs High School
- Debut April 24, 1943
- Final Game September 23, 1945
- Born September 3, 1913 in Leapwood, TN USA
- Died December 17, 1975 in Nashville, TN USA
Kerby Farrell, better known as a manager, appeared in the majors two years during World War II. In 1943 he was a two-way player, appearing mostly at first base but also pitching 23 innings. In 1945 he played first base again but did not pitch.
As of 2005, he was the only person to be named Minor League Manager of the Year three times by The Sporting News. Farrell won the award in 1954 and 1956 while heading the Indianapolis Indians and then in 1961 took it home while with the Buffalo Bisons. He was a minor league player/manager before he made his major league playing debut.
He compiled a record of 1710-1456 over 21 seasons (1941-1973) in the minor leagues, and a 76-77 record with the 1957 Cleveland Indians, his only season as a major league manager. He was a minor league manager for many years with the Cleveland Indians, and also managed in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Minnesota Twins. He was also a major league coach for the Chicago White Sox from 1966 to 1969 and for the Indians and 1970 and 1971.
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