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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Did Squawker Jon and I see Bob Feller throw his last pitch?

Rest in piece, Bob Feller. Squawker Jon and I were both big fans of him, even though he didn't play for either of our teams. So when we saw that he would be pitching in the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Classic last summer during a time we'd be upstate, we decided to check it out. It may have been the last time he threw a pitch in a game.

Here is Jon's report on the event, and my own. Here is Jon's description of seeing Feller:

The 90-year-old Feller started the game and, as Lisa noted, even threw inside to Bobby Grich.

When Feller was removed from the game before the end of the first inning, I suspected he had been called up by the Mets. We know how much Omar Minaya loves those veteran pitchers!

After Feller was taken out of the game, we saw him walking around and talking to fans. I didn't get the chance to meet him, but I was excited just to see him.

Anyhow, we're not sure if this were the last game Feller participated in, but we are glad we got to see him up close.

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1 comment:

Roger 9 said...

Bob Feller was one of the truly great pitchers of all time. But more than that he was a great American. His service to his country began the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, when he joined the United States Navy. He remained in the service for four years, cutting his baseball career short. But when asked about this he answered by saying that service to his country came first.
He was also a terrific guy... being friendly while signing his autograph...asking some small child if he or she wanted to be a baseball player.

Bob Feller...Rest In Peace.