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Feller

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Feller, Bob (Robert William Andrew Feller), 1918-, American baseball player, b. Van Meter, Iowa. Famous for his extraordinary fastball, Feller pitched 18 seasons with the Cleveland Indians, beginning in 1936. He led the American League in wins six times while compiling 266 career victories. The right-hander pitched 3 no-hit and 12 one-hit games, and led the league in strikeouts 7 seasons. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
orig. Robert William Andrew Feller

(born Nov. 3, 1918, Van Meter, Iowa, U.S) U.S. baseball pitcher. Feller played for the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956, frequently leading the American League in strikeouts and games won, earning the nickname “Rapid Robert” for his fastball. He was the first 20th-century pitcher to pitch three no-hit games (1940, 1946, 1951), and his record of 348 season strikeouts (1946) stood for 19 years. He ended his career with the outstanding win-loss record of 266–162.

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orig. Robert William Andrew Feller

(born Nov. 3, 1918, Van Meter, Iowa, U.S) U.S. baseball pitcher. Feller played for the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956, frequently leading the American League in strikeouts and games won, earning the nickname “Rapid Robert” for his fastball. He was the first 20th-century pitcher to pitch three no-hit games (1940, 1946, 1951), and his record of 348 season strikeouts (1946) stood for 19 years. He ended his career with the outstanding win-loss record of 266–162.

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