» September 20, 1932:
At the Polo Grounds, Fred Fitzsimmons coasts to a 15–3 win over the Braves. Boston catcher Johnny Schulte bangs a 9th inning solo shot for the final score, the homer coming in his last ML at bat. The veteran caught on with the Braves when Pinky Hargrave broke a leg in a game that Schulte was watching at Sportsman's Park. Earlier in the year, he was watching at game at the same park when the Browns C Rick Ferrell broke a hand, and Schulte was signed for the recovery period.
» May 11, 1933: The Browns ship catcher Rick Ferrell and pitcher Lloyd Brown to the Red Sox for catcher Merv Shea and cash. Ferrell will hit .300 for the Sox over the next four seasons, while Shea will play just a season for the Browns.
» June 14, 1933: At Boston, Lou Gehrig's consecutive-game streak survives, even though he and manager Joe McCarthy are thrown out of a game in the 7th inning for protesting that Boston's Rick Ferrell ran out of the baseline between 1B and 2B. Joe McCarthy is suspended three games but Gehrig's streak, now at 1,249, continues. Gehrig is 1-for-3 with a triple in the 13–5 loss to Tommy Bridges.
» July 19, 1933:
For the first time, brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. Red Sox C Rick Ferrell hits his HR off brother Wes of Cleveland. Wes hits his off Hank Johnson in the third inning. He will wind up his career with 38 HRs in 548 games. Rick will hit only 28 in 1,884 games.
» May 6, 1934: The Red Sox score 12 runs in the 4th inning, helped along by a record-tying four consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, and Bucky Walters, to beat Detroit 14–4. Firpo Marberry serves up all four triples. In their next at bats in the inning, the foursome tack on two singles, a walk, and a double.
» September 22, 1935:
Competing for prizes donated by Tom Yawkey, the Yanks also defeat the Sox in the pre-game Field Day, winning four of five events. Ben Chapman wins the 75-yard dash nipping Jesse Hill by a yard. Recently acquired Sox Skinny Graham is 3rd. The lone Sox triumph comes when catcher Rick Ferrell throws into a barrel at 2B on the fly; Joe Glenn's is in the barrel but on the bounce Glenn is tops in fungo hitting with a 350-foot drive, and the Yankees win the walking relay in, well, a walk. Chief interest is the final event, the four-man relay around the bases, with each runner completing a circuit. Clocked in 57.2 seconds, the Yankee squad of Selkirk, Hill, Rolfe, and Chapman pass the baton ahead of the quartet of Almada, Graham, Johnson, and Cooke. The field day will be repeated next Sunday at the Stadium.
» June 10, 1937:
Bobo Newsom and Ben Chapman are traded by Washington to Boston for Wes and Rick Ferrell, and Mel Almada.
» May 18, 1938:
At Detroit, Wes Ferrell pitches and bats the Indians to a 5–1 win. Ferrell hits a solo homer, while his batterymate, brother Rick Ferrell, goes hitless.
» June 3, 1938:
Washington's Rick Ferrell and Wes Ferrell each double in runs as Wes beats the White Sox, 5–1. Simmons adds a double and home run for the Nats.
» May 15, 1941:
The Browns trade P Vern Kennedy to the Senators for vet Rick Ferrell. The Senators release vet P Danny MacFayden.
» March 1, 1944: The Browns send veteran C Rick Ferrell to Washington for Gene Moore and cash.
» March 15, 1944: In Maryland, the Senators start training with five knuckleballers likely to make the staff: Dutch Leonard, Roger Wolff, Mickey Haefner, John Niggeling, and Bill Lefebvre. Pity C Rick Ferrell, who will have to corral the flutterballs.
» March 4, 1984: Two outstanding defensive players, SS Pee Wee Reese and catcher Rick Ferrell, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Reese hit .269 in 16 seasons with the Dodgers while Ferrell batted .281 with just 28 home runs in 18 seasons for the Browns, Red Sox, and Senators.
» August 12, 1984: Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, and Luis Aparicio are inducted into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York.