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).
"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."
Chair, SABR- Detroit Chapter