Tomorrow is Major League Baseball’s opening day. So today, a conversation from a few years ago with one of the greatest major league pitchers of all time.
Bob Feller, a farm boy from Iowa, joined the Cleveland Indians when he was just 17 years old. And during his 18 Major League Seasons that followed, seller set all kinds of pitching records.
Is 98 mile per hour fastball earned him the nicknames rapid Robert, or Bullet Bob.
And he is to this day the only major league pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter on the first day of the season.
I had the chance to speak with Bob Feller in 1990, 50 years after his historic opening day no hitter.
And in the interview you’re about to hear, Bob Feller also Reveals His close connection to one of the most famous baseball photos of all time.
So here now, from 1990, Bob Feller:
Bob Feller died 2010, not long after his 92nd birthday.