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Bob Feller

AKA Robert William Andrew Feller

Born: 3-Nov-1918
Birthplace: Van Meter, IA
Died: 15-Dec-2010
Location of death: Cleveland, OH
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pitched three no-hitters for Cleveland

Military service: US Navy (enlisted 8-Dec-1941, gun crew, USS Alabama)

Dominating fastball pitcher who racked up 266 career wins, only 162 losses, and a career earned run average of 3.25. Ted Williams said "He had the best fastball and curve I've ever seen", and Stan Musial described him as "probably the greatest pitcher of our era". 2,581 strikeouts, made all the more impressive by a four-year gap at the peak of his career, as he left major league baseball to serve as a US Navy gunner after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Father: William Feller (farmer)
Mother: Lena Forret Feller (homemaker)
Wife: Virginia Winther (m. 16-Jan-1943, div., three sons)
Son: Steven
Son: Martin
Son: Bruce
Wife: Anne Gilliland (m. 1974)

    Baseball Hall of Fame 1962
    Draft Deferment: World War II 3-C (enlisted anyway)
    Fainted Cleveland Clinic (25-Sep-2010)
    Risk Factors: Pacemaker

    Cleveland Indians Pitcher (1945-56)
    Cleveland Indians Pitcher (1936-41)

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