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The W - Baseball - Bob Feller 1918-2010
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One of the greatest of his time, if not all time. Also a proud American hero. Unfortunately, people hate him for being 'bitter' towards today's players, which I think wrongly colors his wonderful career. Hopefully, he'll be remembered alongside the likes of Seaver, Johnson, Ryan, Koufax, and others as among the most dominant pitchers in MLB history.

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Got his autograph at a card show once. He did a ton of those, at least when I was actively collecting in the 80s, and he always seemed to be good to fans.

As you say, he was a real hero in the military as well as a sports hero. One of the greats.

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I remember as a kid, seeing the USS Alabama which he serves on during the war, and they had his bunk marked and a little plaque dedicated to him. I had never heard of him really so I found a book in the library that told an abridged tale of his life. Seemed like a great man.

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I really like Joe Posnanski's column about Bob Feller. Not much I can add to what he wrote.

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