As a youngster, Ferrara appeared as a solo pianist at Carnegie Hall. Because of his
muscular frame, a teammate once quipped, "He says he was a piano player, but more
than likely he was a piano mover." Generally a fourth outfielder, with the Dodgers
in a 1965 game against the Cubs, Ferrara broke up a Dick Ellsworth
an eighth-inning, three-run pinch-homer. In 1967 he was Dodger of the Year, batting
.277 with 16 homers.