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Rapid Robert rocked 'em with his fastball

Updated: September 19, 2005, 10:17 PM ET
By Nick Acocella | Special to ESPN.com

"I never intended to be anything other than a ballplayer. Like Thomas Edison said, 'Find out something you like to do and you'll never have to work the rest of your life.' Well, I took his advice. That's exactly what I did," says Bob Feller on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Combining an overpowering fastball with a devastating curve, both of which appeared out of a deceptively high leg kick, Bob Feller dominated the American League in the 1940s. Rapid Robert led the league ...

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