Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Iowa legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller dies at age 92

Hall of Fame pitcher, Bob Feller, died tonight of leukemia at age 92. The former Major League Baseball star has been in hospice care in Cleveland for nearly two weeks.

The native of Van Meter, Iowa struck out 15 batters in is major league debut in 1936 at age 17, and went on to a career of monumental proportions. Feller won 266 games, struck out 2,581 hitters and helped the Cleveland Indians to a World Series title in 1948. Cleveland has not won a World Series title since.

He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in 1962 and opened the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter in 1995.