Rare video of Bob Feller’s pitching delivery.
Rare video of Bob Feller’s pitching delivery.
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller died on December 15, 2010, after living an amazing life that included inspirational service in the United States Navy in World War II and a storied baseball career. Here are nine things you may not have known about this great American.
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon was a larger-than-life sort of guy, loved by his teammates because he was fun off the field and a tenacious competitor on it.
When a much different America suffered its “9/11” moment, Bob Feller – the best pitcher in baseball – didn’t hesitate to take action. On December 8, 1941, one day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Feller voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Navy. At the age of 23, already a six-year veteran of the major leagues, Feller was at the height of his fame and pitching brilliance. But his decision to enter the military wasn’t difficult.
Neither the Cleveland Indians nor the Detroit Tigers had any chance to win the pennant when they met in a late September game in 1946. But a much-anticipated meeting between the league’s two top pitchers drew a large crowd to Memorial Stadium.
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Baseball is one of the jewels of American sports. Unlike certain American sports, baseball is popular in countries such as Japan and Cuba. It is a game steeped in tradition and incorporated into American sporting culture. Some of the game’s most significant and notable figures, such as Babe Ruth, have crossed the international landscape.
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This rare film clip shows Detroit manager Ty Cobb and one of his pitchers, Earl Whitehill, on a visit to a Detroit-area jail in the early 1920s.
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Veterans Day is a day to remember and thank those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Some gave their lives. Even those who came back from war have given up much for our country. In the history of baseball, one ballplayer gave up perhaps more than any other with his service to the country. Though he came back alive from World War II, he almost certainly was deprived of baseball immortality.
Today we would call what Ted Williams did in the 1941 All-Star Game a walk-off home run. But for those who were in uniform in Detroit for that game, it’s simply a moment they’ll never forget. In what may still be the most thrilling All-Star Game in history, Williams belted a three-run, game-winning homer in Detroit’s freshly repainted Briggs Stadium on July 8, 1941, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, to give the American League a thrilling 7-5 victory.
Opening Day is unique to baseball. Other sports have season openers, but baseball’s Opening Day marks the ceremonial beginning of spring. It may only be 1/162nd of the season, but fans and players alike admit there’s something special about the first game of the schedule.
Eight pitchers have managed to win 100 games for TWO teams. All but two of them are in the Hall of Fame. All of them were great hurlers.