Don Ferrarese

1959 Topps

Nicknamed “Midget,” for his short stature, Ferrarese spent eight years in the big leagues, pitching for five different teams in the process. Ferrarese came up with Baltimore in 1955 but pitched in just six games for the Orioles. He stuck around Baltimore until 1958 when he joined Cleveland for two seasons. Stops with the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies followed before his career ended after a one-year stay with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1962. Ferrarese’s career record was 19-36 with a 4.00 ERA. He saw his most work for the Phillies in 1961 when he pitched 138.2 innings. He made 14 starts that year and won five games. He also struck out 89 batters. All of these numbers were career highs.


Ferrarese’s book is titles Big Leagues … Bigger Heart. I was unable to find it for sale anywhere.

Don Ferrarese – career stats

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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