Bob Feller

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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Bob Feller led the AL in wins 1939-41, and in '46 & '47; in between he was in WWII

Bob Feller led the AL in wins 1939-41, and in '46 & '47; in between he was in WWII

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
Only Nolan Ryan (7) and Sandy Koufax (4) have more than Feller's three no-hitters

Only Nolan Ryan (7) and Sandy Koufax (4) have more than Feller's three no-hitters

Bob Feller 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”. This was the second no-hitter of Feller’s career. Five years later in 1951 Feller threw his third no-hit game to tie the MLB
Feller's second no-hitter came against a Yankee lineup that boasted four Hall of Famers

Feller's second no-hitter came against a Yankee lineup that boasted four Hall of Famers

Bob Feller’s second no-hit game came against the 1946 Yankee roster that boasted six future Hall of Famers. Four were in the lineup that day – leadoff man Phil Rizzuto, cleanup hitter Joe DiMaggio, the career record-holder for homers by an AL second baseman in Joe Gordon, and catcher Bil
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 1936.

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