Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bob Feller, R. I. P.

Hall of Famer Bob Feller dies at 92: "Teenage pitching sensation, World War II hero, outspoken Hall of Famer and local sports treasure. Bob Feller was all of them.

One of a kind, he was an American original.

Blessed with a right arm that earned the Iowa farmboy the nickname 'Rapid Robert' and made him one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, Feller, who left baseball in the prime of his career to fight for his country, died Wednesday night. He was 92."

One of my childhood idols, certainly one of the best pitchers ever.

1 comment:

Peter Rozovsky said...

Feller was a vital presence until very late in his life, and a delightfully sociable attendee at the annual Hall of Fame inductions, according to a colleague who goes to Cooperstown every year. Another friend of mine called Feller a wonderful ambassador for the game. From what I can see, he was right.
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