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  posted on 12/15/2010 at 11:04 PM
Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller passed away today. Legendary Cleveland Indian pitcher and World War 2 vet

 

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  posted on 12/15/2010 at 11:58 PM
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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 12:36 AM
Sad day for all baseball fans. Truly a legend with a remarkable career. No telling what his stats might have been if he had not lost several years serving in WW2. On a personal note it was reading his biography while in grade school that got me interested in reading books and also to appreciate the great performers in the major league game. Both have been lifetime joys. RIP

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 01:10 AM
Rest In Peace Bob Feller and thanks for the
years serving in ww2.
a real hall of famer on and off the field.
the best to his family and hope they find peace
in this holiday season.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 07:40 AM
Farewell to another baseball legend.
He was slightly before my name and an AL'er (I grew up in Atlanta watching the NL teams).
I had the baseball card, though. Definitely up there with the greatest of all times.
WWII vet, indeed! Served on the USS Alabama!

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 08:59 AM
Bob said that serving those 4 years in WWII in the prime of his career were what he was most proud of in his life. He enlisted the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. A great pitcher, his fastball was clocked at 104 miles per hour, not by a radar gun, but by a moving motorcycle! One of the last players from the greatest era ever of America's game. A great baseball player and a true American.

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 09:01 AM
Baseball.. and the world.. has lost another great man.

RIP Bob.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 09:17 AM
Being a Middle Earther I think about Bob Feller a lot ... every time I'm heading west on I-80 and see the sign pointing towards his museum. Rest peacefully Bob Feller.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 09:34 AM
I think dominance he was able to show on the mound the moment he returned from military duty (4 years off) may be a greater feat than what he did as a teenager in the majors.

He'd have at least 70 more wins if he didn't serve in the middle of his career.

RIP Bob Feller.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 09:41 AM
I met him once at a baseball card show when I was about 12. He was well known as a guy that would sign autographs for anybody and loved meeting with people and his fans. He was really nice to me as I told him a story that my grandpa had told me about seeing him pitch in old Briggs Stadium in Detroit.

RIP Mr. Feller.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 09:50 AM
a classic.one of the few greats left around these days. Class act on and off the field. especially duringWWII. Those few years would have padded those stats quite nicely..He was a fireballer and he brought it hard and fast..I guess the only consilation is I have some signed Bob feller memoriabilia so i guess ill get a lil bump in value..RIP Mr. Bob Feller. a hall of famer all the way!

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 10:31 AM
Feller had 26 wins and 350 SOs the year he returned from the war (after a 4 year layoff). I had to go back and check just how good that season was.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 10:33 AM
Yeah, it is just crazy how time marches on. Read "The Bob Feller Story" when I was a kid, really captivated Me. RIP "Rapid Robert" Feller..........Peace.........joe
 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 01:27 PM
RIP Mr. Feller. Iowa has always been proud of you.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 02:02 PM
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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 02:36 PM
One of the great things about growing up as a Mets fan was being able to listen to announcer Ralph Kiner tell stories about the old days.
When he spoke about Bob Feller, it was with awe and respect.
He said if you got a hit off Feller, you really didn't want to come up for your next at bat, because Mr. Feller was going to be singing you some chin music. Or maybe a rib tune.
One of the greatest of the greats.
Thanks, Bob.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 05:31 PM
Butch's uncle, and Derek's great uncle, Virgil Trucks, pitched against Bob Feller three times.
Virgil lost all three times. Cleveland beat the St. Louis Browns 12-3 on Mother`s Day, Sunday May 10, 1953, Feller did not get the decision.
Cleveland beat the White Sox 3-2 Friday, July 2, 1954, Feller won.
And again on Friday September 3, 1954, Cleveland beat the White Sox 3-2. Bob Feller also got the win that time.

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 07:17 PM
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Feller had 26 wins and 350 SOs the year he returned from the war (after a 4 year layoff). I had to go back and check just how good that season was.


Yea.. that is INSANE!

 

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  posted on 12/16/2010 at 10:43 PM
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Feller had 26 wins and 350 SOs the year he returned from the war (after a 4 year layoff). I had to go back and check just how good that season was.


Yea.. that is INSANE!


Unfortunately after that season his arm was never the same. I don't think he ever broke 200 K's again. Makes you realize what a beast Steve Carlton was in 1972; 10 more highly productive years and 15 total.

 
 


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