Bob Feller

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Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
Van Meter, IA
Death Date
Dec 15, 2010 (92)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
Van Meter, IA
Death Date
Dec 15, 2010 (92)

About

8-time All-Star Cleveland Indians pitcher who retired with 266 wins, the most in Indians franchise history. He led the American League in strikeouts 7 times during his career, won the AL triple crown in 1940 and helped lead the Indians to a World Series Championship in 1948.

Before Fame

He worked on a farm as a young boy and would later credit his great arm strength to his time spent milking cows and bailing hay.

Trivia

He opened the 1940 season with a no-hitter, the first MLB pitcher to do so.

Family Life

He divorced his first wife Virginia in 1971 and later married his second wife Anne.

Associated With

Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams called him the best pitcher he ever faced.