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Ferriss named first Rubenstein award winner

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Boo Ferriss is the first recipient of the Rube award named for the late executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

Ferriss will be honored July 27 in Jackson. Sports Hall of Fame director Rick Cleveland made the announcement Monday.

The award is named for Michael Rubenstein. "Rube" was his nickname. Rubenstein, a former sportscaster, died in December.

The award honors an individual who has supported and contributed to sports in Mississippi.

Ferriss, a Shaw native, was 65-30 with a 3.64 ERA in 144 games (103 starts) in six seasons with the Red Sox. His career was cut short by arm trouble. He went on to coach baseball at Delta State. The Ferriss Trophy is given annually to Mississippi's top collegiate baseball player.

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