CLEVELAND, Miss. (WJTV) — Mississippian and baseball legend David “Boo” Ferriss has died.
According to Delta State University, Ferriss died Thanksgiving morning around his family. He was 94 years old.
Ferriss is from Shaw, Mississippi. The Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer spent 26 seasons as a coach at Delta State.
DSU said as a teammate, teacher or coach, his primary focus was always on the betterment of individuals.
Under his direction, 20 Statesmen earned All-American honors, and 23 continued their baseball careers at the professional level. In addition to his DSU coaching duties, Ferriss also served at various intervals as Director of Athletics and Director of the Delta State University Foundation.
He graduated from Mississippi State University and signed with the Red Sox after his junior year.
Throughout his lifetime, he received numerous awards and accolades.
Funeral arrangements will be announced on Delta State’s website.