On This Day

Bob Feller

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games

Born: November 3, 1918
Birthplace: Van Meter, Iowa, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: December 15, 2010 (aged 92)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Historical Events

  • 1936-07-19 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller makes his MLB debut in relief in 9-5 loss to Senators at Griffith Stadium, Washington
  • 1936-08-23 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller's debut MLB game; strikes out 15 St Louis Browns in 4-1 win at League Park, Cleveland
  • 1936-09-13 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 Philadelphia A's in 5-2 win at League Park, Cleveland
  • 1938-10-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1939-09-08 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
  • 1940-04-16 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller hurls the first and only Opening Day no-hitter in MLB history; beats Chicago WS, 1-0 at Comiskey Park
  • 1940-09-27 Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
  • 1942-01-06 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
  • 1942-07-07 Milt all star team (including Bob Feller) loses to AL all stars 5-0
  • 1945-08-24 Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12
  • 1946-04-30 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller's 2nd career MLB no-hitter; beats New York Yankees, 1-0
  • 1946-10-01 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller claims his MLB record 348th strikeout of season in a 4-1 win v Detroit; record stands for 19 years
  • 1950-01-18 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
  • 1950-07-02 Cleveland Indians' pitcher Bob Feller wins his 200th MLB game, 5-3 v Detroit Tigers
  • 1951-07-01 Cleveland Indians veteran hurler Bob Feller pitches his 3rd career no-hitter beating Detroit Tigers, 2-1
  • 1952-04-23 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Cleveland Indians each pitch a one-hitter
  • 1955-05-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter in Indians' 2-0 win v Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1962-01-24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
  • 1990-04-26 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
  • 1993-11-02 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial

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