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Municipal Stadium Does Double Duty: October 10, 1948

It hosted the Indians, two NFL teams (the Rams and the Browns), innumerable college football games (including a bowl game, the Great Lakes Bowl) and concerts like the World Series of Rock and the initial Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame concert. But on Oct. 10, 1948 – 63 years ago today – Cleveland Municipal Stadium pulled double duty. That day, the Indians were hosting the Boston...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: August 23, 1936

Seventeen-year-old Bob Feller makes his first start and strikes out 15, one less than the American League record, as Cleveland beats St. Louis, 4 – 1.
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 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
28 days ago  |  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

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

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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