The Indians mourn the passing at age 92 of our greatest pitcher, a treasured American and a friend to all: Bob Feller. In 18 seasons for Cleveland, “Rapid Robert” was 266-162, led the American League in strikeouts seven times, was named to eight All-Star teams and issed three-plus seasons during the prime of his career while serving in World War II.
He is our leader in wins, innings (3,827), strikeouts (2,581), complete games (279) and starts (484). He threw the only Opening Day no-hitter, led us to the title in 1948, saw his No. 19 jersey retired in 1957 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962.
“We in Cleveland have been blessed to have had him with us these many years,” Indians owner Larry Dolan said. “We will never let his memory pass.”
The Indians invite you to share that memory of Bob with others in this time of sadness. Please feel free to leave your condolences and any treasured stories and thoughts below in comments.