Wesley C. “Wes” Ferrell
Wes Ferrell was a standout pitcher and was considered one of the best hitting pitchers in Major League history. Ferrell played in the majors from 1929 to 1941 for five teams where he had a major league record of 193-128, a 4.04 ERA and won 20 or more games six times. Ferrell had a lifetime batting average of .280 with 38 home runs and 208 RBI. Ferrell pitched a no-hitter in 1931 for Cleveland, beating St. Louis 9-0. Ferrell was pitching when Babe Ruth made his farewell appearance at Fenway Park, the Bambino had a single and double against Ferrell but the Yankees lost 6-4. Ferrell was twice selected to the All-Star game in 1933 and 1935. After his major league retirement, Ferrell continued to play minor league ball until 1949. Ferrell was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.