Kerby Farrell

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Kerby Farrell

Leapwood, McNairy County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Dec 1975 (aged 62)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 13756816 · View Source
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Major League Player, Manager. His real name was Major Kerby Farrell. The first baseman played 12 years in the minor leagues before he made his big-league debut in 1943 with the Boston Braves. The left-handed hitter batted .268 in 85 games and was 0-1 with a 4.30 earned run average as a pitcher in five outings that year. He was then with the Chicago White Sox in 1945, batting .258 in 103 games. His lifetime totals were .262 with 25 doubles, no homers and 55 runs batted in. Then he rode the minor-league bus circuit as a manager for 12 more years at Erie, Spartanburg, Cedar Rapids, Reading and Indianapolis before being named to succeed Al Lopez as Cleveland manager. The Indians fell from second place to sixth, one game out of fourth, with a 76-77 record, and he was replaced by Bobby Bragan. It was back to managing in the minors at Miami (1958), Buffalo (1959 to 1963), Salinas (1964) and Williamsport and Buffalo (1965). He coached for the White Sox from 1966 to 1969 and the Indians in 1970 and 1971. He scouted for the Minnesota Twins in 1974.

Bio by: Ron Coons

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 27 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13756816
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kerby Farrell (3 Sep 1913–17 Dec 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13756816, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .