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Bob Feller career highlights

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Bob Feller career highlights

• Signed with Cleveland at 17 for $1 and an autographed baseball. Struck out 17 in first start, Aug. 23, 1936.

• First pitcher to strike out 18 (Oct. 2, 1938 vs. Detroit).

• At 20, youngest pitcher of 20th century to win 20 games in season (1938).

• Enlisted in Navy after attack on Pearl Harbor; reports for duty Jan. 6, 1942, saying, "I've always wanted to be on the winning side."

• Struck out a then-record 348 in 1946 and led AL in strikeouts seven times.

• Signed for "more than $80,000" before 1947 season. Suggested salary cut of $20,000 after going 15-14 in 1949; Indians accept.

• First pitcher of 20th century to throw three career no-hitters.

• Had 266 victories and 2,581 strikeouts despite nearly four years in Navy during World War II.

• Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Bob Feller career highlights 12/15/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:29am]
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