Bob Feller (1956 – Topps #200)

Robert William Andrew “Bob” Feller (Bullet Bob or Rapid Robert) was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1936 – ’56) for 18 years, spending 3 years in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He pitched 3 no-hitters (12 1-hitters) and was a World Series champion (1948 ). Bob lead the American League in strikeouts for 7 years. He was voted to the A.L. All-Star Team 6 times, and was a Triple Crown Winner (most Wins, Strikeouts and lowest Earned Run Average) in 1940. Bob was before my time so I never really saw him in his prime, but he must have been some kind of pitcher. His uniform number (#19) was retired in Cleveland by the Indians. Bob Feller was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1962 and was a finalist for tne All-Century Team. He died in 2010 at the age of 92.

Bob Feller 1956 Topps #200

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