Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher

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

Baseball Talk

Kerrie Ferrell, Speaker/Author
presents a new baseball presentation about her major league father,

"Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher"

Former entertainer and educator Kerrie Ferrell uses her biography, Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher, (co-author William M. Anderson), as the basis for lively presentation she presents about her father’s Hall of Fame career in the major leagues. She is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the National Speakers Association (NSA).

  • FUN for baseball fans of all ages!
  • Experience the major league catching exploits of Detroit’s own Baseball Hall of Famer and 8-time All-Star. Hear tales of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and pitcher/brother Wes Ferrell.
  • Learn success tips from Rick’s 42 years (1950-’92) with the Detroit Tigers as a coach, scout, general manager and vice president.
  • Discover Rick’s secrets for major league achievement, health and longevity-on and off the field!

  • Program: 45-60 minute humorous narration with Q&A*
  • Equipment required: Power Point LCD projector, laptop, and screen
  • Fees: Customized Pricing
  • Books: Available for purchase and signing after the event
  • Flyers: Available for promotional purposes
  • *Can be delivered in lecture-only format (without *equipment*)

"Rick Ferrell’s remarkable career in major league baseball lasted for more than six decades, straddling the South and the North, the Great Depression and the postwar boom, the familiar 16 teams of the first half of the 20th century, and the expansion era of the second half. After seeing Kerrie’s presentation three times, I remain fascinated by her knowledge of the sepia-toned era in which her father played. Merging the folksy rhythms of a farming family with the erudition of a professional educator, Ms. Ferrell tells the tale of her Hall of Fame father’s life as a major league player, coach, scout, and executive."
Gary Gillette
Chair, SABR- Detroit Chapter

Picture of Rick Ferrell's Baseball Card