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There was actually a  Will (Williams) Ferrell that played MLB for pro ball for the class D Bluefield Blue-Grays ( of the Mountain State League) in 1937. In 1938 he played for the Landis Senators of the North Carolina State League. His career minor league batting average was .264

Rick Ferrell was another ball player that was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984. His career spanned 19 years, from 1929-1947. He player catcher and had a career batting average of .281 and made  7 appearance in the All Star game.

Wes Ferrell made 2 all star game appearances and was 2nd in MVP voting for the 1935 MLB season. So players named Ferrell made a number of contributions to the history of baseball. There were a number of ball players with a similar name, only spelled Ferrill. 

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Written by James Formo — March 16, 2015

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