Ernest Raeford "Mule" Shirley (May 24, 1901 in Snow Hill, North Carolina – August 4, 1955 in Goldsboro, North Carolina), was a Major League Baseball player who played first base from 1924-1925. He both batted and threw left-handed. For the 1924 Washington Senators he logged 100 regular season At bats. He appeared in three games of the 1924 World Series which the Senators won, registering one hit in two At bats, batting in one and scoring once. Shirley attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1921 to 1923 where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He was the son of Octavius Shirley (March 4, 1984 – May 1, 1967) and Anna Shingleton (Shirley) (July 18, 1882 – September 30, 1944).