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Old 02-05-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by -Slap- View Post
He was phenomenal. He wasn't known for pinpoint control, which made that unreal heater that much scarier.

The guy was called up to the major leagues at 17 years old! He was also the best pitcher in baseball by the time he was 21.

Its interesting you note 1946 was his best season. He had lost the previous three and half years serving in WWII. Its incredible he was able to return at such a high level after that much time away.

He's fun to listen to today, too. I love angry old timers.

I get to meet him this Saturday at a small charity event. I've got a Mitchell & Ness 1946 Feller Jersey that I am going to get him to sign. Should be pretty fun talking with him.
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