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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | February 21, 2018

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Bob Feller

Today in Tribe History: January 23, 1962

January 23, 2018 |

Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame on their first ballot by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 18, 1950

January 18, 2018 |

After arguably one of the worst seasons of his Major League career, Cleveland superstar Bob Feller asks for and receives a pay cut following a disappointing 1949 season with the Indians. His salary decreases from $65,000 to $45,000. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 15, 2010

December 15, 2017 |

Cleveland icon and hero Bob Feller passes away at the age of 92. Read More

Feller had Role in Early Players Association

December 13, 2017 |

Bob Feller pitched his way into baseball history in a 20-year career with the Indians.

But after his career was over, he made history of another kind. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 9, 1941

December 9, 2017 |

Cleveland Indians star pitcher Bob Feller enlists in the Navy following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, several days earlier. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 3, 1918

November 3, 2017 |

Hall of Fame pitcher and World War II veteran Bob Feller is born in Van Meter, Iowa. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 20, 1954

September 20, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians match a season-high by extending their winning streak to eleven straight games as they defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 at Cleveland Stadium. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 26, 1940

August 26, 2017 |

Cleveland tops Washington, 4-3, as Bob Feller’s relief work ends the rally of the Senators and keeps Ossie Vitt’s Indians in first place by three games over the Detroit Tigers. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 24, 1945

August 24, 2017 |

Bob Feller returned to a Major League mound for the first time since 1941 and, judging by the results, it looked as though he never left as the 26-year-old allows just two runs on four hits with 12 strikeouts in a complete game victory over the Detroit Tigers. Read More

Modern Technology (for 1946) Measured Feller’s Heater at 107 MPH

August 16, 2017 |

Just how fast was Bob Feller’s fastball?

Really, it’s a question that’s been asked of any pitcher before, say, Nolan Ryan’s time. Radar guns didn’t start to be used to measure auto speeds until the late 1940s, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that that baseball coaches and managers started using them to clock pitches (largely because as is the case with any new technology, the cost was prohibitively expensive for private use initially).

So before then, people had to get creative to measure the speed of pitches. Walter Johnson threw a fastball that was timed around 97 mph against a speeding motorcycle in 1914. In 1940, Feller took a similar test, which measured around 104 mph. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 12, 1940

August 12, 2017 |

Bob Feller is baseball’s first 20-game winner of the year as he outduels Detroit’s Hal Newhouser in an 8-5 win at League Park. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 23, 1962

July 23, 2017 |

The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes in four new members, including two with direct ties to the Cleveland Indians organization. Legendary pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson, voted in by the Baseball Writers Association of America, are joined by manager/coach Bill McKechnie and outfielder Edd Roush via selection by the Veteran’s Committee. Read More