Bob Feller

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Birthdate 11/3/1918
Death Date 12/15/2010
Debut Year 1936
Year of Induction 1962
Teams Indians
Position Pitcher

A MLB pitcher by age 17, Bob Feller was a elected to the Hall in his first ballot. The Sporting News ranked him the 36th greatest pitcher of all time. 

 

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Scorecard and program from Bob Feller's 1946 no-hitter at Yankee Stadium

Scorecard and program from Bob Feller's 1946 no-hitter at Yankee Stadium

One of the game’s greatest pitchers, Bob Feller won 266 games despite missing four seasons of his prime in World War II. After reaching the big leagues at age 17, Feller hit the ground running. Rapid Robert won 107 games before the start of the war by averaging more than 23 wins per
Closeup of Feller's inscription on the 1946 program

Closeup of Feller's inscription on the 1946 program

Bob Feller has autographed this 1946 scorecard just below an ad for Chesterfield Cigarettes. “Jim this is the program from 4/30/46 the day I pitched the no-hitter against the Yankees. Enjoy, Bob Feller”. The 18-year Major League veteran reached the World Series only once, in 1948. Though
Front and rear cover of Feller's no-hit scorecard

Front and rear cover of Feller's no-hit scorecard

The 1946 Yankee roster boasted six future Hall of Famers and a Cooperstown manager to boot. Bob Feller tamed that lineup striking out 11 without allowing a hit. Tough luck pitcher Bill Bevens pitched a gem for the Yankees scattering seven hits in the 1-0 loss. Interestingly, the Indians’ starting centerfielder that day was future
Cy Young photo signed by Bob Feller

Cy Young photo signed by Bob Feller

Cy Young pitched from 1890-1911 and won 511 games. When Young died in 1955 baseball commissioner Ford Frick decided to annually honor the best pitcher in the big leagues with the Cy Young Award. From 1956-1966 one award was given for both leagues. In 1967 baseball switched gears and recognized one p

One response to “Bob Feller”

  1. Cooldrive says:

    Feller and Jackie Robinson were the first players elected on their first ballot since the first five in 2936.

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