Editor reminisces about hitting off Bob Feller
I took Bob Feller deep.
Of course, he was 75 at the time.
It was 1994, and Feller -- on one of his annual tours to promote the game -- was pitching to a few members of the local media before a Class A San Jose Giants game. I was a 30-year-old assistant sports editor at the San Jose Mercury News, and had agreed to stand in for columnist Bud Geracie, who was sidelined by shoulder surgery.
I was scared stiff.
After all, this was Bob Feller, "Rapid ...
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