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Don Ferrarese from the Chronology
Aug 9, 1961 - Cincinnati wins its 16th straight game against Philadelphia as Joey Jay blanks the Phils 5-0. It is the 13th loss in a row for the Quakers their longest string of defeats since 1936: they've won just one in 19 games. Elio Chacon hits his first ML homer off Don Ferrarese.
Jun 29, 1961 - With 3 round-trippers at Philadelphia-one a 10th-inning shot to win 8-7-Willie Mays becomes the 4th ML player with 3 or more HRs twice in one season. Manager Gene Mauch's efforts to conceal his starting pitcher and force Al Dark's hand has a Phillie lineup including hurlers Don Ferrarese (batting leadoff playing CF) Jim Owens (3rd RF) Chris Short (7th C) and Ken Lehman (9th P) against San Francisco. When Dark sends lefty Billy O'Dell to the mound for one batter Mauch replaces Ferrarese Short and Owen. Dark then replaces Billy O'Dell with Sam Jones. Mauch replaces Lehman with Dallas Green after 2 batters. All the maneuvering takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. The Giants then take the nitecap 4-1 as Mays triples and doubles home 2 runs and completes a DP with a throw home.
May 10, 1960 - Grand slams by Red Sox teammates Vic Wertz and Rip Repulski at Fenway Park give Boston a 9-7 win over Chicago. The NL-vet Repulski's 8th-inning shot off Don Ferrarese comes on his first AL at bat.
Dec 6, 1959 - The White Sox reacquire Minnie Minoso‚ along with C Dick Brown and pitchers Jake Striker and Don Ferrarese from the Indians. The give up young 1B Norm Cash‚ OF Bubba Phillips‚ and C Johnny Romano.
Mar 31, 1958 - The Indians trade OF Gene Woodling the versatile Dick Williams and P Bud Daley to the Orioles for OF Larry Doby and LHP Don Ferrarese. For Doby Williams and Woofling it is their 2nd tour of duty with their new team.
May 12, 1956 - Orioles lefty Don Ferrarese allows no hits through eight innings against the Yankees but Andy Carey and Hank Bauer open the 9th with singles. Ferrarese holds on for a two-hit 1-0 victory.
May 5, 1956 - Despite a near-record strikeout performance by Don Ferrarese the Indians beat the Orioles 2-1. Ferrarese making his first ML start after relieving for 2 years fans 13. The Indians are hitless until Rosen homers in the 5th.
Dec 6, 1954 - The Orioles conclude their 2nd large trade in 3 weeks sending C Clint Courtney‚ SS Jim Brideweser‚ and P Bob Chakales to the White Sox for C Matt Batts‚ INF Freddie Marsh‚ and Ps Don Johnson and Don Ferrarese. Courtney batted .270 in 397 at bats‚ and struck out an AL-low 7 times‚ the league's lowest since Joe Sewell hung up his spikes in 1933.