May 7, 1955|
|September 12, 1979, for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1980, for the California Angels|
|Earned run average||4.64|
Robert Eugene Ferris (born May 7, 1955 in Arlington, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. The 6'6", 225 lb. right-hander was drafted by the California Angels in the 2nd round of the 1976 amateur draft, and he played for the Angels in 1979 and 1980.
Ferris was called up to the Angels after a 14-7 season with the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League, and made his major league debut in relief on September 12, 1979 at Comiskey Park. He pitched one inning against the Chicago White Sox (top of the 8th) and gave up one earned run, a home run to Thad Bosley. Ferris struck out Jim Morrison to end the inning.
His finest major league effort came on September 26, 1979 against the Kansas City Royals at Anaheim Stadium. He pitched five innings in relief and gave up just one run, and it was unearned. In his two big league games in 1979 he had an earned run average of 1.50.
In 1980, he appeared in five more games for California, including three starts, and was not as successful. He allowed 32 baserunners (23 hits and 9 walks) in just 15.1 innings, and gave up 10 earned runs. He was 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA.
- Held All-Stars Darrell Porter, Frank White, and Willie Wilson to a .091 collective batting average (2-for-22)
- 1980 Baseball Register published by The Sporting News