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Roger Ferrie



Sioux Falls. The lifelong Sioux Falls resident had to overcome an early bout with polio to become one of the state's finest softball players. The 6-5, 217-pound right-hander pitched from 1948-77, going 455-183 with 26 no-hitters and five perfect games. He led his teams (Bull Pen Bar and Midwest Coast) to nine state titles. He averaged 12 strikeouts a game. In 1969, the Rapid City Journal named Ferrie its "Player of the Decade." After his playing days, he umpired fastpitch for 21 years, retiring in 1999.






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