Baseball Legend Bob Feller Dead at 92
Cleveland Indians legend, Baseball Hall of Famer, and decorated WWII hero Bob Feller passed away Wednesday of pneumonia related to leukemia.
I never met him, myself, not being a baseball fan. But my brother, Steve (above left), did, and brought Ace along. Steve is a film maker and was showing his film, The New Ball Game, at a 2005 meeting of baseball fans in Iowa when the photo above was taken.
A farm boy from Van Meter, Iowa, Feller credited his ability to throw his fast ball - "the Van Meter heater" - with the strength he gained milking cows, picking corn and baling hay. He left a successful career in baseball to enlist in the Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.