Rest In Peace Bob Feller.
Yesterday, Baseball lost one of the all-time greats as Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame Pitcher Bob Feller passed away at the age of 92. In memory of, I put together a little collage of some of my favorite Feller photos I have collected. You will be missed Rapid Robert.
1941. Feller in Spring Training. You don’t see many pitchers with a leg kick like that anymore.
April 30th, 1946. Bob Feller in Yankee Stadium pitching to Joe DiMaggio during a Indians-Yankees game. He threw his 3rd career no-hitter that day.
Bob Feller and Satchel Paige, simply incredible.
Bullet Bob in action.
An cool photo of Bob Feller on the mound in 1937. 2 things I love about this photo: 1) How he stands out from the shadows and 2) The fact he is wearing #14 instead of his famous #19 which is forever retired in his honor by the Tribe. Feller did not always wear #19 as he wore #9 in 1936 and from 1937-1938 he wore #14. Larry Doby ended up wearing #14 from 1947-1955 and eventually also had his number retired by the team.
March 9th, 2010. Feller threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Spring Training for the Indians at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. I remember watching the highlight of this on television and thinking “Wow, this guy is 91 years old and looks very solid, not frail by any means. It looks like he wants to take the mound again!” From his body language, you could definitely tell that he wore the Indians jersey with pride that day.