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Bob Feller breaks fastball speed record...
Item # 570847
August 21, 1946
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 21, 1946
* Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians
* Fast ball MPH record breaker
This 48 page newspaper has a small one column headline on page 30: "Feller's Speed Measured At 98.6 Miles Per Hour"
Tells of Cleveland Indians star pitcher Bob Feller's record breaking fast ball.
Nationalpastime.com notes: Prior to the start of the game against the Senators in Washington, using the U.S. Army's Sky Screen Chronograph, Bob Feller's fastball is clocked at 98.6 miles-per-hour breaking Yankees' hurler Atley Donald's 1939 speed record of 94.7 mph.
Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.
Category: The 20th Century