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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Feller no-hits Yanks at Yankee Stadium
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
April 30, 1946
After losing his last two starts, there is talk that Bob Feller had lost his heater during his wartime service. But the Cleveland Indians fastballer shuts up the critics when he throws the second no-hitter of his career, 1-0 against the Yankees.
Feller, 27, missed three-plus seasons because of the war, not pitching in the majors again until late last season, when he appeared in only nine games.
"Feller was as great as he's ever been," says Yankees star Joe DiMaggio. "He deserved the no-hitter."
Rapid Robert strikes 11 and walks five. Only two balls are hit to the outfield. With the tying run on second base with one out in the ninth, Feller retires DiMaggio and Charley Keller on grounders to throw the first no-hitter against the Yankees in 27 years. It also is the first no-hitter ever against the home team in Yankee Stadium.
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