Part Two: Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher

picture of Rick tagging out Phillies catcher Charlie Wagner in June 1941

In the Front Office 1950 - 1995

Picture of Rick at Tiger Stadium
Rick at Tiger Stadium, Mid-1980's

Part Two (1950-95) relates Ferrell's post-player exploits as he rises through the Detroit Tigers organization for 43 years, from coach to scout to front office executive. Baseball fans will enjoy highlights from Detroit Tigers' history, including the 1968 and 1984 World Series championships, plus Ferrell's pinnacle 1984 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction.

Part II: In the Detroit Tigers' Front Office

  1. 1950-1958: The Detroit Tigers' Coach and Scout
  2. 1959-1965: The Tigers' Front Office/General Manager
  3. 1966-1973: The Winning Years
  4. 1974-1983: Rebuilding with Ralph Houk and Sparky Anderson
  5. 1984-1992: 1984 World Series, Baseball Hall of Fame, and Changing Times
  6. 1993-1995: Farewell and Epilogue
  7. Appendix A. Hall of Fame Memberships
  8. Appendix B. Career Statistics
  9. Appendix C. 1929-1947: Catching Highlights
  10. Appendix D. 1950-1992: Executive Highlights
  11. Chapter Notes
  12. Bibliography
  13. Index
Picture of Commissioner Peter Ueberroth and Rick, 1988
Commissioner Peter Ueberroth and Rick, 1988