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BOB FELLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in Tribe History: April 16, 1940

1940 – Cleveland’s 21-year-old Bob Feller opens the season in unhittable fashion, blanking the White Sox in Chicago by a 1-0 final in the first and only Opening Day no-hitter in Major League Baseball history. Feller kept the White Sox hitless to register the first of his three career no-hitters. He struck out eight and walked five in the ball game. He outdueled Chicago’s Eddie...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Indians Starting Rotations

If the Indians have had one aspect of their team to be proud of over their 114 year history, it is the starting pitching. Of the 12 players in the Hall of Fame as a member of the Cleveland Indians, five are starting pitchers and among the 30 Hall of Famers who played for the Tribe, 14 were starting pitchers. While the greatest of these are well known, the following list will profile...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Feller’s Career Reduced to a Trophy Case

Somewhere deep below the surface at Gates Mills North Cemetery in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Bob Feller is spinning in his grave. Back in November, the folks at the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa announced they would be closing up shop. But then, there was good news…the site would will stay open (kinda of) doubling as the town’s new City Hall and as a shrine to the Hall of...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Feller museum to close in Van Meter Iowa

I never knew there was a Bob Feller museum in his hometown of Van Meter Iowa, but today I found out it was closing. I also didn’t know where Van Meter Iowa was, but it’s just over 680 miles away from the Bob Feller statue outside of Progressive Field. It’s about a 10 hour drive due West. It’s an interesting read about how the museum stayed open each year. “We would have...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland’s Other Team

Cleveland, home of the Indians, reveled in the exploits of Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, and Lou Boudreau during the 1940s. The Cleveland Buckeyes did not receive parallel acclaim—this, despite the team’s 1945 Negro League World Series championship. “The public and media didn’t get behind us the way they should have the year we won the world championship,” said Ernie Wright...
Via The Sports Post
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: January 23, 1962

Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame on their first ballot by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Feller spent 18 seasons in the Majors with the Cleveland Indians in a span of 21 years after spending three seasons of his prime in the United States Navy during World War II. Rapid Robert was a statistical leader year in and year out in a variety of...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 15, 2010

Cleveland icon and hero Bob Feller passes away at the age of 92. “Rapid Robert” played 18 seasons in the Majors and would have played several more, but he sacrificed nearly four years of his playing career to serve the United States with the Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. At the time, he had put together four consecutive All-Star game nods and was the league’s...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Feller Museum Closes Its Doors

It’s been nearly four years since Bob Feller passed, and since then, the Bob Feller Museum in the Hall of Famer’s hometown of Van Meter, Iowa has seem some tough times. “[Feller] truly was the engine that made that place run and with his passing, the museum struggled,” board member Bob DiBiasio told The Des Moines Register. Tuesday, it was announced that the Museum would...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 20, 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 spot for a town just south...
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
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