|Born:October 4, 1962|
|September 17, 1985, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1985, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Earned run average||7.94|
Anthony Ross Ferreira (born October 4, 1962) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for one month - a September call up with the 1985 Kansas City Royals, logging in 38 days in the major leagues. He pitched only a total of two games and ended the season with 7.94 ERA during the 1985 Kansas City Royals season. Ferreira currently resides in Tarpon Springs, FL.
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