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BOB FELLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Museum dedicated to Indians great closes

Less than a year after news the Bob Feller Museum in his Iowa hometown was struggling, a Hawkeye State TV station reports it has closed. Van Meter mayor Allan Adams told KCCI a decline in business following the December 2010 passing of the Indians Hall of Fame pitcher led to financial problems that could not be overcome. Feller pitched for the Indians from 1936-56, though his career...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluber wins Feller Man of the Year Award

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America has named AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber as the Bob Feller Man of the Year. It is the third straight year a pitcher has been honored as the Indians Most Valuable Player. Vinnie Pestano won it in 2012 and Justin Masterson in '13. Kluber, who went 18-9 with a 2.44 earned run average, is the fourth Cy...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Forgotten Tribe Hurler Hudlin a Piece of Baseball History

Willis Hudlin isn’t a popular name in Indians history, but probably a name more should recognize and know for both his place in team and MLB history. Hudlin is the Tribe’s third most tenured pitcher in Indians history, pitching 15 seasons for Cleveland. Only Mel Harder, who tossed 20 seasons, and Bob Feller, who fired 18 of his own, spent more time on the pitcher’s mound than...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
22 days ago  |  Discuss

From the Pitcher’s Mound to the Broadcast Booth

They called Herb Score the “Howitzer.” The lefty mowed down hitters while pitching in the minor leagues in Indianapolis in 1954, leading people to consider him the heir to Bob Feller, who was then closing in on retirement. In Indianapolis, Score went 22–5 and struck out 330 batters. Score’s rookie year of 1955 was one for the books. He won 16 games and struck out 245 batters...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 20, 1954

The Indians win their eleventh game in a row for the second time this season in a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Stadium. Bob Feller improves to 13-3 on the season after allowing three runs on eight hits in six and one-third innings. Already having clinched the AL pennant, Cleveland’s 109th win increases their league lead to a season-high nine games. Larry...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 20, 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

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
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