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BOB FELLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

D-backs' Ziegler 1 of 6 finalists for Act of Valor Award

PHOENIX -- On the mound, Bob Feller and Brad Ziegler could not look less alike. Feller's overhand fastball was clocked the high-90 mph range, and he hit 107.6 mph in a game at Washington's old Griffith Park in 1946. Submariner Ziegler gets the same clumsy swings utilizing off-speed pitches in the mid-70s. In their commitment to service, however, they could not be more alike...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are there more Cleveland Indians statues in the works?

Are Bob Feller and Jim Thome about to have some company? It appears that the Cleveland Indians have some plans that may include a few more supersized bronze ghosts throughout the confines of Progressive Field. @AZFromCleveland stay tuned… — Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) August 2, 2014 Since the plans were put in place in 2011 for the tater-mashing Thome to get a statue beyond...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

Cleveland pitcher Bob Feller is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Feller spent his entire 18 year career with the Indians winning a franchise high 266 games. He also holds the franchise record for career strikeouts with 2,581.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FOX 5's Duke Castiglione reports that Bob Feller introduced Jeter at last night's ASG...

Fox 5 Good Day New York Sports Anchor (and Host of Sports Xtra on Sunday Night) Duke Castiglione tells Russ Salzberg that the great Bob Feller introduced Derek Jeter at last night's All Star Game.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Swisher finalist for Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

Indians first baseman/designated hitter Nick Swisher is one of the six finalists among Major League Baseball players for the second annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. Swisher has participated in USO tours to Afghanistan for forward-deployed troops and is active in the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Homefront. Swisher and his wife, Joanna, also visited troops in Afghanistan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Feller baseball museum struggles when namesake dies

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) -- Nothing brings former Cleveland Indians star Bob Feller's hometown of Van Meter, Iowa, together quite like Randi Van Rees and her succulent pork tenderloin sandwiches. As the owner of "Fat Randi's" Bar and Grill -- the "Fat" being her ex-husband, she jokes -- the infectiously convivial Van Rees turned a dive bar into a destination...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Reliving Yesteryear: April 16, 1940 — Bob Feller’s Opening Day No-Hitter

“Hey hon, I need an opening line for an article.” My wife’s eyes rose to mine, her posture at the kitchen table held in a subtle, Sunday crossword lean. With a mischievous smile: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Feller honored with annual MLB award

Late Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is being honored by Major League Baseball with an annual award named for him. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award will be given each year to a major leaguer and Hall of Famer who displays good character, assists those less fortunate, supports U.S. servicemen and women and conducts himself with dignity on and off the field. The U.S. Navy will give...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gaylord Perry throws spitball and Feller makes his first start on This Day in Baseball

Grease is the word: August 23, 1982, Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners is caught putting a foreign substance on the ball. Long suspected of throwing a “spitball”, Perry is ejected from a game for the first and only time in his career. August 23, 1936, future Hall of Famer Bob Feller makes his first major league start and strikes out the first eight batters...
Via The Baseball Page
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Boys in the Hall: Bob Feller

Last week we introduced the Boys in the Hall series that FOXSports.com is running about several Baseball Hall of Fame members. The series, which is presented by Subway (which is sponsoring this post), featured a profile on Duke Snider last week. This week we’re excited to highlight the career of Bob Feller, who was one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game. Feller...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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