Feller, Bob

Feller, Bob

Feller, Bob (Robert William Andrew Feller), 1918–2010, American baseball player, b. Van Meter, Iowa. Famous for his blazing fastball, he also had extraordinary curveballs and sinkers in his repertoire. Feller pitched 18 seasons with the Cleveland Indians, beginning in 1936. He led the American League in wins six times while compiling 266 career victories. The right-hander pitched three no-hit and 12 one-hit games, and led the league in strikeouts seven seasons. Feller was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.


See his memoir (with B. Gilbert, 1990, repr. 2002).

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Feller, (Robert William Andrew) Bob

(1918–  ) baseball pitcher; born in Van Meter, Iowa. One of the fastest throwing pitchers in baseball history, the right-hander won 266 games and pitched three no-hitters in 18 seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1936–56); during 1942–44, he served in the U.S. Navy. Nicknamed "Rapid Robert," he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1962.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Cracking the Cleveland rotation wasn't going to be easy, as three future Hall of Famers--Bob Feller, Bob Lemon and Early Wynn--and Mike Garcia were fixtures who collectively worked 19 20-win seasons for the Tribe.
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