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Bob Feller lived a proud life

Outspoken Hall of Famer defended impressive pitching record and his country

Originally Published: December 15, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The truth about Bob Feller's life and career is inelastic; it cannot be stretched; it is unfathomable, but true. He was a prodigy, a war hero, a pitching icon; he barnstormed, he raced a motorcycle and he said Willie Mays' catch wasn't that great. He was indomitable, irrepressible and irascible and, at all times and in all situations, he came at you at 100 mph.

The numbers are spectacular, but they don't tell you everything you need to know about Feller. He won 266 games and had six 20-win ...

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