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Bob Feller no hitter in 1940...



Item # 590528

April 17, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1940 

* Famous Pitcher Bob Feller 
* Opening day no hitter pitched with photo 
* Cleveland Indians 


This 48 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 30 (sports section): "Yanks Lose to Athletics in 10th; Feller Opens Season With No-Hit Shutout" with subheads that include: "INDIAN'S ACE BEATS WHITE SOX BY 1-0", "Feller Is Only One in Modern Major League History to Hurl Opening No-Hitter" and more with photo (see photos).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in nice condition.

source: wikipedia: Robert William Andrew "Bob" Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the "Heater from Van Meter" and "Rapid Robert", is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. He is currently (with the death of Phil Rizzuto on August 14, 2007) the second oldest living Hall of Famer after Bobby Doerr among players (Lee MacPhail, who is in the Hall as an executive, is now the oldest living Hall of Famer), and is also the senior living Hall of Famer in terms of date of induction (in 1962).

Category: The 20th Century

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