When he stopped playing professional baseball in 1947, Rick Ferrell retired as the longest playing catcher of all time. Yet even after 18 seasons and 8 All-Star game appearances, Ferrell went on to round out a sixty-six year career in professional baseball as a coach, manager, scout and front office executive. This biography includes highlights of Ferrell's career, confidential letters written as the Tiger's General Manager, 15 interviews with Ferrell's associates, as well as thirty-four photographs, some never before published.
Kerrie Ferrell grew up in a family of professional baseball players. After realizing she would not become the first female big leaguer, she became an English professor. It has taken her six years to complete the research on this book. William M. Anderson lives in Ludington, Michigan.