BOB FELLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Feller's Three No-Hitters

If Zeus were a pitcher, he’d be jealous of Bob Feller. After getting noticed by Cleveland Indians scout and fellow Iowan Cy Slapnicka, Feller left the family farm to mow down American League opponents instead of grass. Beginning his career as a teenager in 1936, Feller earned the nickname “The Heater from Van Meter” because of his blazing fastball. The nickname is a result...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: March 23, 2001

A panel of veteran baseball writers, historians and executives selects a roster of the Top 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players, as part of the club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. Some of the notable names are Bob Feller, Nap Lajoie, Lou Boudreau and Tris Speaker. Click here to view the entire list of players.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Madness: The Final Four

Our IBI Tribe Madness tournament continues through the Final Four matchups to determine the two players who will face off against one another in the finals.  For an overview of how the tournament works, go here. Of the four finalists, all were either #1 or #2 seeds in their respective regions.  Also three of the four are pitchers for a franchise rich in pitching history. One of...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 04, 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

Where Bob Feller would rank in wins and Ks if he didn’t miss nearly four seasons

It is easy to state that many Americans risk their lives on a daily basis as they serve their country in the armed forces. Few acknowledge everything they give up to do so. Bob Feller, who would have been 94 today (died in 2010), became the first MLB player to enlist in the millitary after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Being his family’s sole support as an established MLB pitcher...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

New E-graphs Service Compares Ubaldo to Bob Feller

There’s a new fan/athlete interactive service called Egraphs, which promises- “An egraph is a shared moment between you and your favorite star. It is immortalized forever with a beautiful high resolution photograph, handwritten note, autograph, and personalized voice message. It’s his voice, his handwriting, his time — every egraph is one-of-a-kind. Share it, print it, play...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 06, 2012  |  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

Today in 1941: Indians’ Bob Feller Highest Paid MLB Player Making $40,000

From the Associated Press via the Tuscaloosa News, we find that Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher Bob Feller is in fact still the highest paid player in the game despite some consternation surrounding said topic.  Coincidentally, this January 23, 1941 report arrives in the column next to a report surrounding the wife of George Herman “Babe” Ruth stating that her husband...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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