Sunday, March 22, 2015

#613 Mike Ferraro

Almost 3 years removed from a MLB ballpark and given a shot for the #1 spot for 3rd base as the Brewers felt George Scott was more suited to firstbase….Last time he had played in majors was when the franchise had its year in Seattle…Went 0-4 in pinch hitting and was gone by the end of April….Traded to Baltimore where he never had a chance to displace Brooks Robinson…Spent his time at AAA Rochester….Line drive hitter, limited power…with Brewers hit above team BA with .255…However trade for Don Money took away his return…Traded to Twins and was out of baseball by the end of 1973....majority of his career stats were with the 1972 Brewers.


  1. Well, not "out of baseball", really, as he went on to coach and manage in the major leagues for many years. I believe he's the only player from the 1969 Pilots to ever pilot a major league team.

  2. That is definitely an airbrushed spring training Pilots cap he's wearing. I believe Stubby is correct as well.

  3. I think it is airbrushed too because the cap gets darker at the letter M. However it is a rare case of airbrushing being not the far off the mark. The Pilots and Brewers did not change spring training site so photo backdrops are the same. (Interesting enough this stadium is still used by the Angels for Spring Training when many, many fields have replaced or abandoned in AZ) The Brewers were using Pilot uniforms for several seasons.

    I admit I didn't look up Ferraro as a manager. When I said out of baseball I meant his playing days were over.