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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...
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Paige a Late Addition and Rookie to Tribe in ’48

In 1946, Bob Feller and Satchel Paige were the featured attractions on a barnstorming tour. Feller was a Cleveland Indians phenom with a blazing fastball, who had just come back from service in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Paige was an ageless wonder who had pitched throughout the Negro Leagues, including Chattanooga, Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Feller said Paige was the best pitcher...
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11 days ago  |  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

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
November 23, 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

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 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...
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April 03, 2014  |  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
April 01, 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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