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Wes Ferrell

Profession: Baseball Pitcher

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: A MLB All-Star in 1933 and 1937, no-hitter in 1931 and set a record of 37 career HRs hit by a pitcher.

Born: February 2, 1908
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: December 9, 1976 (aged 68)

Historical Events

  • 1931-04-29 Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
  • 1932-08-21 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
  • 1933-07-19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1934-08-22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1935-10-20 Detroit Tigers future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BWAA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell is runner-up

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