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Here’s “Rapid Robert” Bob Feller with my son Max in early 2000s at an autograph signing. We were thankful to get his autograph and photo with him.  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #clevelandindiansfan  #clevelandindiansbaseball  #mlbhalloffame  #mlbmemorabilia  #autographcollecting  #autographedbaseball

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Through the mail success from Hall of Famer Bob Feller. My son Max is sitting in between two players that were involved with one the greatest home runs that took place in baseball history that shocked the world - “The shot round the world” when Bobby Thomson hit a 3 run shot off Branca  #bobfeller  #mlbhalloffame  #clevelandindiansbaseball  #rapidrobert  #mlbmemorabilia  #autographcollecting

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Circa July mid  #1990s @  #Cooperstown #NY  #HallofFamer  #BobFeller  @baseballhall & I right before obtaining his  #autograph on a  #baseball ⚾️👍  #Cleveland  #ClevelandIndians  #Indians  @indians  #hofer  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #bulletbob  #rapidrobert ⚡️🔥

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7 day ago

Bob Feller. 2018 Panini National Treasures. Cut Signatures. 05/25 Auto Booklet.  #bobfeller  #nationaltreasures  #paniniamerica  #cutsignatures  #whodoyoucollect  #autobooklet  #clevelandindians  #bulletbob  #rapidrobert  #baseballcards  #navyveteran

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5 month ago

The  #Topps 1953 set is one of the most iconic sets produced. Most collectors would argue second only to the 1952 set which features the sought after  #1952  #MickeyMantle. In 1953, Feller had a .588 record with 175.2 innings pitched for the  @indians. One of the best pitchers to ever step foot on the mound in the history of the game. For a bit more history, check out the documentary  @fastballmovie. . . .  #BobFeller  #Feller  #baseball  #baseballhistory  #historyofcards  #indians  #clevelandindians  #cleveland  #americanleague  #warveteran  #veteran  #HeaterfromVanMeter  #RapidRobert  #baseballgame  #baseballcards  #thehobby  #whodoyoucollect  #mlbcards  #toppscards  #toppsbaseball

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8 month ago

Hall of famer and Cleveland legend Bob Feller signed this for me at our little league championship banquet when I was in the ponies.  #rapidrobert  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #legend  #halloffamer  #fastestpitchever  #autograph  #sebbl  #weweretheGIANTS  #wonitall

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1 year ago

From Porsche Panorama - On the 85th lap car 46, with Bob Holbert driving, came down through the esses ...Holbert turned left, the right front wheel came off and "Rapid Robert" took a trip to the "boondocks". When the dust had cleared away Bob tried to get a ruling on what he could do to get the car back in the running without having the car disqualified. Typical Sebring confusion led to many minutes of lost time. Holbert hiked into the pits, obtained the necessary replacement parts for the broken right front spindle and made the long trip back to the car carrying parts and tools. 27 minutes after he had started Bob had literally rebuilt the front, the right front spindle having broken right at the backing plate. This was an amazing exhibition of talent and determination by Holbert as only he could work on the car and it becomes quite a problem to hold a jack with one hand and try to put a wheel on with the other. Many could give advice but no one could help....  #bobholbert  #sebring12  #porschespyder  #porsche550 #pca  #1958  #charliewallace  #rapidrobert  #porschepanorama  #rennporsche  #porschedealer

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Baseball is not a game short of on-field heroism, but today we remember the true heroes, off the field. Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country.  #VeteransDay  #RapidRobert (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)

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4 month ago

2004 Donruss Timelines Call to the Hall Autograph Bob Feller. ボブフェラー投手のautoカードです。 火の玉投手と呼ばれた剛腕投手です。  #トレーディングカード  #トレカ  #tradingcard  #サインカード  #auto  #autograph  #mlbcard #mlb #ベースボールカード  #メジャー  #メジャーリーグ  #カードコレクション  #カードコレクター  #thehobby  #sportscard  #baseball  #baseballcard  #mlbcards  #baseballcards  #sportscards  #collection  #cardcollection  #cardcollector  #majorleague  #bobfeller  #ボブフェラー  #indians  #clevelandindians  #rapidrobert

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1 day ago

Through the mail success from Hall of Famer Bob Feller. My son Max is sitting in between two players that were involved with one the greatest home runs that took place in baseball history that shocked the world - “The shot round the world” when Bobby Thomson hit a 3 run shot off Branca  #bobfeller  #mlbhalloffame  #clevelandindiansbaseball  #rapidrobert  #mlbmemorabilia  #autographcollecting

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Here’s “Rapid Robert” Bob Feller with my son Max in early 2000s at an autograph signing. We were thankful to get his autograph and photo with him.  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #clevelandindiansfan  #clevelandindiansbaseball  #mlbhalloffame  #mlbmemorabilia  #autographcollecting  #autographedbaseball

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7 day ago

Bob Feller. 2018 Panini National Treasures. Cut Signatures. 05/25 Auto Booklet.  #bobfeller  #nationaltreasures  #paniniamerica  #cutsignatures  #whodoyoucollect  #autobooklet  #clevelandindians  #bulletbob  #rapidrobert  #baseballcards  #navyveteran

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Circa July mid  #1990s @  #Cooperstown #NY  #HallofFamer  #BobFeller  @baseballhall & I right before obtaining his  #autograph on a  #baseball ⚾️👍  #Cleveland  #ClevelandIndians  #Indians  @indians  #hofer  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #bulletbob  #rapidrobert ⚡️🔥

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 #onthisdateinmlb 2010 - Hall of Famer , one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, Bob Feller dies at age 92. — Notable Achievements: 8-time AL All-Star AL Pitcher’s Triple Crown (‘40) AL ERA Leader (‘40) 6-time AL Wins Leader 3-time AL Games Pitched Leader 5-time AL Innings Pitched Leader 7-time AL Strikeouts Leader 3-time AL Complete Games Leader 4-time AL Shutouts Leader 15 Wins Seasons: 10 20+ Wins Seasons: 9 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 10 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 5 300 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 WS Champ: 1948 HoF: 1962 — “Probably the greatest pitcher of our era.” - Stan Musial —  #MLBnetwork  #MLBdaily  #dailyMLB  #Baseball  #BaseballTrivia  #BaseballHistory  #baseball  #ESPN  #BaseballFacts  #baseballtonight  #mlbtonight  #halloffame  #mlbmoney  #goat  #pitcher  #americanleague  #rapidrobert  #bobfeller

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Bob Feller's #19 on shirts, hoodies, device cases, bags, stickers & more!  #Indians  #Cleveland  #Ohio  #RallyTogether  #Windians  #ClevelandRocks #HOF  #Cooperstown  #HallOfFame  #BobFeller  #RapidRobert  #gifts  #giftidea  #tshirt  #tshirts  #tshirtday  #baseball https://www.redbubble.com/people/designsyndicate/works/14620225-19-rapid-robert?asc=u&p=classic-tee&rbs=d4af7ce3-eb61-431e-9671-8313a21c0900&rel=carousel

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Bob  #Feller first to enlist. Visits  #Cleveland  @indians opening day in 1942. Source:  @clevelandpubliclibrary  @usnavy  #baseball  #enlisted  #rapidrobert

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2 month ago

Happy 100th Birthday to “Rapid Robert”, the greatest player in Indians history, Bob Feller! Considered the greatest pitcher of his generation and one of the top five of all time, he’s the only player to pitch an opening day no-hitter, led the Tribe to the 1948 World Series championship and was the first MLB player to leave baseball and enlist in the service after Pearl Harbor, returning after the war to finish an 18 year pitching career in Cleveland, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.  #baseball  #bobfeller . . . . . . .  #clevelandindians  #indians  #pitcher  #tribe  #rapidrobert  #chiefwahoo  #baseball #⚾️ #mlb  #worldseries  #worldwar2 #hbd  #100thbirthday  #birthday  #baseballhalloffame  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #theland  #thisiscle  #history  #americaspasttime  #cleveland

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Bob Feller. 2017 National Treasures. Relic 37/99.  #paniniamerica  #nationaltreasures  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #indians  #jerseyrelic  #bulletbob  #rapidrobert

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3 month ago

Quiet jubilation. Post race in parc fermé just off the front stretch at 1961 Le Mans after a 5th place finish. Pop is standing in his Porsche's cockpit with a well earned cigar. Masten is at the door. The two of these guys fought through the night & rain. This is the WR-S chassis that he would later run at  #nassauspeedweek with the  #flat8 📷Porsche werks  #bobholbert  #mastengregory  #porschespyder  #factoryporsche  #porsche718wrs  #porschewerks  #fuhrmannengine  #porsche4cam  #lemans24  #stlouisflash  #rapidrobert

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4 month ago

No.19 Bob Feller (밥 펠러) . . 🙅‍♂️ 무단 복제 및 2차 가공, 불펌은 일절 금합니다. Unauthorized copying, secondary processing and scrap are prohibited. .  #밥펠러  #BobFeller  #Feller  #RapidRobert  #ClevelandIndians  #Indians  #Cleveland #CLE  #클리블랜드인디언스  #클리블랜드  #인디언스  #HallOfFame  #MLBLegend#mlb  #메이리그  #야구스그램  #baseball  #일러스트  #일러스트레이션  #드로잉  #팝아트  #illust  #illustration  #popart  #340studio  #340_indians  #340_hof

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2004 Donruss Timelines Call to the Hall Autograph Bob Feller. ボブフェラー投手のautoカードです。 火の玉投手と呼ばれた剛腕投手です。  #トレーディングカード  #トレカ  #tradingcard  #サインカード  #auto  #autograph  #mlbcard #mlb #ベースボールカード  #メジャー  #メジャーリーグ  #カードコレクション  #カードコレクター  #thehobby  #sportscard  #baseball  #baseballcard  #mlbcards  #baseballcards  #sportscards  #collection  #cardcollection  #cardcollector  #majorleague  #bobfeller  #ボブフェラー  #indians  #clevelandindians  #rapidrobert

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4 month ago

August 23, 1936 The  @indians seventeen year-old rookie pitcher, Bob Feller, makes his first major league start, striking out the first eight batters he faces. 'Rapid Robert' will finish the game with 15 strikeouts, one shy of the AL record, as Cleveland beats the Browns, 4-1.  #1936  #Indians  #17yearsyoung  #15strikeouts  #dontmakethemlikethisanymore #ace  #RapidRobert  #HallofFamer

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 #onthisdateinmlb 1936- Bob Feller makes his debut at 17 for the Indians. He would strike out the first 8 batters faced and finished the day with 15 strikeouts in a 4-1 win over the Browns. --- Feller bypassed the minors and started his career in the majors, with many hitters he faced calling him the toughest pitcher they've ever faced. --- #MLB  #MLBhistory  #MLBtonight  #MLBnetwork  #Baseball  #BaseballTrivia  #BaseballHistory  #baseball  #ESPN  #BaseballFacts  #BobFeller  #Feller  #RapidRobert  #Cleveland  #ClevelandIndians  #Browns  #HallOfFame #HOF

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5 month ago

The mid ‘30’s in Baseball was a Who’s Who for great players and future Hall of Famers. Bob Feller’s blazing fastball terrorized hitters for decades. #mlb  #baseball  #hardball  #diamondgreats  #vintagebaseball  #baseballinthethirties  #bobfeller  #halloffame  #rapidrobert #ink  #sports  #sportsbyvoort  #sportsbar  #sportsdrawing  #thisdayinsportshistory  #thisdayinsports  #thisdayinbaseballhistory  #thisdayinbaseball  #clevelandindians  #illustration  #illustrator  #sketchbook  #sketch  #penandink  #penandinkdrawing  #blackandwhite  #coquillepaperart  #coquillepaper

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Bob Feller pitched three no-hitters, and his record of 348 season strikeouts stood for 19 years. He officially enlisted in the US Navy two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, missing 3 full seasons with the Indians. 1953 Bowman 1954 Bowman 1955 Bowman 1956 Topps  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #1953bowman  #1954bowman  #1955bowman  #1956topps  #bulletbob  #rapidrobert  #theheaterfromvanmeter

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The  #Topps 1953 set is one of the most iconic sets produced. Most collectors would argue second only to the 1952 set which features the sought after  #1952  #MickeyMantle. In 1953, Feller had a .588 record with 175.2 innings pitched for the  @indians. One of the best pitchers to ever step foot on the mound in the history of the game. For a bit more history, check out the documentary  @fastballmovie. . . .  #BobFeller  #Feller  #baseball  #baseballhistory  #historyofcards  #indians  #clevelandindians  #cleveland  #americanleague  #warveteran  #veteran  #HeaterfromVanMeter  #RapidRobert  #baseballgame  #baseballcards  #thehobby  #whodoyoucollect  #mlbcards  #toppscards  #toppsbaseball

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Feeling pretty lucky about this rower's seat- I "accidentally" split my board in half while mortising not once but twice! Luckily, I've read up on my finewoodworking tips and tricks and remember to use my vacuum to pull glue through the crack. A few hours later, the board was solid but still had a couple ridges to knock down with a handplane. For the notches on the rope seat, I decided that triangles are stronger and easier to cut that dadoes on a bandsaw- and they add to the look I'm looking for with the dovetails.  #woodboatbuilding  #rapidrobert  #woodworking  #rikonbandsaw  #driftboat

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6 month ago

16x20 signed Bob “Rapid Robert” Feller signed Lithograph with Inscription.  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #bulletbob  #rapidrobert  #allstar  #worldserieschamp  #triplecrown  #nohitters  #halloffame  #lithographs

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7 month ago

Bob Feller's #19 on bags, shirts, hoodies, device cases,  #Stickers & more!  #Indians  #Cleveland  #RallyTogether  #Windians  #Ohio  #ClevelandRocks  #BobFeller  #RapidRobert #HOF  #Cooperstown  #HallOfFame  #gifts  #giftideas  #giftsfordad  #giftsforhim  #bags  #clevelandindians  #clevelandohio  #clevelandoh https://www.redbubble.com/people/designsyndicate/works/14620225-19-rapid-robert?asc=u&p=tote-bag&rbs=ceb5292b-2a27-4639-9d6c-6083bdc760a9&rel=carousel

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Aluminum can coin Bank from the 1980 Reynolds Aluminum & Richmond Braves Present Aluminum Can Night July 23, 1980 with Hall of Famer Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians. At auction in eBay store blueprinter1995 item  #132635412759 there is also one at my antique booth at Hickory Creek Antiques  #cleveland Indians  #bobfeller  #baseball  #rapidrobert  #richmondbraves  #reynoldsmetal  #coinbank  #blueprinter1995  #sundayhistorical

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8 month ago

Made a quick stop by my mentor's place to see his boat coming along. Pretty cool to see an almost identical boat being built at the same time as mine.The best kind of break from IB exams!  #boatbuilding  #rapidrobert  #driftboats  #rogerfletcher

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8 month ago

Hall of famer and Cleveland legend Bob Feller signed this for me at our little league championship banquet when I was in the ponies.  #rapidrobert  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #legend  #halloffamer  #fastestpitchever  #autograph  #sebbl  #weweretheGIANTS  #wonitall

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9 month ago

Karl "  #TheMailman" Malone & Bob "  #RapidRobert" Feller 1994 TCM  #Caterpillar Autograph Cards.  #KarlMalone  #UtahJazz  #BobFeller  #ClevelandIndians

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9 month ago

#OTD in baseball history was Bob Feller’s Opening Day No-Hitter. it is the only no-no on opening day. He struck out 8 in the  @Indians win over the White Sox in 1940. An amazing record that has stood the test of time.  #ActOfValor  #BulletBob  #RapidRobert  #MLBHOF  #MLBAVA  #BobFeller  #HallofFame

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10 month ago

Harley Davidson Drag Racing  #harleydavidson  #bombsquad  #rapidrobert  #undergroundartstudios

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Bob Feller's #19 on home decor, tshirts, hodies, device cases, stickers & more!  #Indians  #Cleveland  #RallyTogether  #BobFeller  #HallOfFame #HOF  #Cooperstown  #Ohio  #RapidRobert  #Windians  #Tribe  #gifts  #homedecor  #pillow  #clevelandindians  #clevelandohio https://www.redbubble.com/people/designsyndicate/works/14620225-19-rapid-robert?asc=u&p=throw-pillow&rbs=16860d14-4c3c-4421-b5da-7ff4a882567a&rel=carousel

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11 month ago

I displayed another Bob Feller ball a couple of weeks ago. I really thought I had another one with HOF with his signature.. I couldn’t find it. So... I went and found one #hof  #halloffame #mlb  #fastball  #rapidrobert  #104mph  #clevelandindians  #nohitters

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11 month ago

One guy “pitching” kindness and another guy “pitching” baseballs and kindness. Baseball all-star phenom, Bob Feller lived just down the road from me for 20 years. I always admired this man who would show up out of nowhere to talk with the little-leaguers. He was a very big man with a very big heart of kindness. I spent the better part of the day in downtown Cleveland “pitching” kindness and couldn’t help but stop by his bronze statue outside of Cleveland Indians stadium. Days don’t get much better than this.  #Indians  #ClevelandIndians  #BobFeller  #RapidRobert  #Kindness  #OneMillionActsOfKindness  #OpeningDay

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On this day in 1962,  #BobFeller was elected to the Hall of Fame.  #Indians  #RapidRobert  #baseballart  @indians

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1 year ago

From Porsche Panorama - On the 85th lap car 46, with Bob Holbert driving, came down through the esses ...Holbert turned left, the right front wheel came off and "Rapid Robert" took a trip to the "boondocks". When the dust had cleared away Bob tried to get a ruling on what he could do to get the car back in the running without having the car disqualified. Typical Sebring confusion led to many minutes of lost time. Holbert hiked into the pits, obtained the necessary replacement parts for the broken right front spindle and made the long trip back to the car carrying parts and tools. 27 minutes after he had started Bob had literally rebuilt the front, the right front spindle having broken right at the backing plate. This was an amazing exhibition of talent and determination by Holbert as only he could work on the car and it becomes quite a problem to hold a jack with one hand and try to put a wheel on with the other. Many could give advice but no one could help....  #bobholbert  #sebring12  #porschespyder  #porsche550 #pca  #1958  #charliewallace  #rapidrobert  #porschepanorama  #rennporsche  #porschedealer

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Baseball is not a game short of on-field heroism, but today we remember the true heroes, off the field. Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country.  #VeteransDay  #RapidRobert (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)

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1 year ago

⏰⚾️This no reserve eBay auction ends today! Current bid on this Bob Feller "HOF 62" signed ball is just $13.50!

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Bob Feller's #19 on shirts, device cases, stickers & more!  #Indians  #RallyTogether  #Cleveland  #BobFeller  #RapidRobert  #Ohio  #ClevelandOhio  #HallOfFame #HOF  #HOFWKND  #Cooperstown  #Baseball  #Gifts  #giftsforhim  #tshirt  #tshirts  #stickers  #sticker  #phonecase  #iphonecase  #samsungcase https://www.redbubble.com/people/designsyndicate/works/14620225-19-rapid-robert?asc=u&p=classic-tee&rbs=3911fa93-3dc8-43e9-beda-235f0d20da23&rel=carousel

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Bob Feller made his #MLB debut at age 17 on this day in 1936. This was an illustration I did for  @500level a few years back.  #RapidRobert  #TheHeaterFromVanMeter  #MadeinCLE

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1 year ago

I will be selling off my collection in the coming weeks and months. Feel free to look over my page and DM with interest in anything I have. We will start with my 1941 Major League Baseball booklet featuring Bob Feller. Booklet is complete. $15 shipped in the US. #mlb  #forsale  #vintagebaseball  #vintagebaseballmemorabilia  #baseballbook  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #cleveland  #clevelandindians  #indians  #baseballhistory  #nationalbaseballhalloffame  #cooperstown  #baseballhalloffame

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Bob Feller Starting Lineup Cooperstown College autograph MIB figure.  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #gotribe  #clevelandindians  #startinglineup  #cooperstowncollection  #mlbhofer

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Bob Feller 2002 Cleveland Indians Autographed SGA Bobblehead.  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #gotribe  #clevelandindians  #bobblehead  #baseballbobbleheads #sga

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1 year ago

I painted this monster about 14 years ago. @sscycle  #rapidrobert  #harleydavidson  #buell  #undergroundartstudios  #custompaint  @snapon_official  @mcgrathhawkeyehd

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#OTD 1938 19 year old Bob Feller pitches the first of his 12 career one hitters as his Indians defeat St. Louis 9-0. The only hit from the opposition came from a bunt by Bill Sullivan in the sixth inning and a safe call on a very close play at first. Pictured is a photo of Rapid Robert from my 1949 Police Gazette.  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #heaterfromvanmeter #MLB  #onehitter  #vintagebaseball  #baseballhistory  #baseballhalloffame  #cooperstown  #cleveland  #clevelandindians  #indians  #policegazette  #thisdayinbaseballhistory  #thisdayinbaseball  #otdinbaseball

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#OTD 1940 Bob Feller throws an Opening Day no hitter against the Chicago White Sox. Pictured is my 1950's Bob Feller Big League Baseball Game.  #bobfeller  #nohitter  #rapidrobert  #heaterfromvanmeter  #cleveland  #clevelandindians  #indians  #baseballgame  #baseball #MLB  #vintagebaseball  #baseballhistory  #baseballhalloffame  #cooperstown  #nohitter  #openingday  #otdinbaseball  #thisdayinbaseballhistory  #thisdayinbaseball

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Bob Feller 2001 Bowman Heritage Municipal Stadium Seat Card.  #topps  #baseballcards  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #gotribe  #clevelandindians  #mlbhof  #municipalstadium  #clevelandmunicipalstadium

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2 year ago

#otd 1950 Bob Feller asks for a reduction in his salary of $20,000, having him make $45,000 for the next season as a result of what he considered a poor performance last season posting a 15-14 record. Rapid Robert would bounce back the next season going 16-11 with a 3.43 ERA. Pictured is my 1941 Street and Smith Pictorial featuring Feller.  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #heaterfromvanmeter  #pitcher  #cleveland  #indians  #clevelandindians #mlb  #baseball  #vintagebaseball  #baseballhistory  #otdinbaseball  #baseballhalloffame  #thisdayinmlb  #streetandsmith

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Last one for Bob Feller. What a guy! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• At the time of his passing, Feller had been a Hall of Famer longer than anyone-- ever. Dennis Eckersley summed it up best when he said “Bob was truly a great American and a great ambassador for the game of baseball.” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #rapidrobert  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #oldschoolbaseball  #oldtimebaseball  #vintagebaseball (Quote from baseballhall.org)

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At the conclusion of the war, Feller returned to the game and picked up right where he left off averaging more than 19 wins a season over the next six years. Bobby Doerr recalled “Bob was just a regular, solid person. He was the same guy, all the time. He gave his opinions and he said what he thought. He didn’t hedge around anything. He was one of the top pitchers I saw in my time. He was timed at 100 miles per hour and he had a real good curve ball. You had to always be alert with him. He was a real competitor.” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #rapidrobert  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #oldschoolbaseball  #oldtimebaseball  #vintagebaseball (Quote from baseballhall.org)

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“Rapid” Robert really began to hit his stride after his 19th birthday, rattling off a string of three straight twenty win seasons. It was during this time that Senators’ manager Bucky Harris conveyed the following strategy to his players when facing Feller “Go on up there and hit what you see. If you can’t see it, come on back.” The day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 9, 1941, Feller put aside his 3-C draft deferment status and enlisted in the US Navy. With this selfless act he became Major League Baseball’s first player to enlist in World War II, and in the process, gave up nearly four seasons of baseball in the prime of his career. But Feller had no regrets “I'm proud of that decision to enlist. It was important to serve your country. I didn't worry about losing my baseball career. We needed to win the war. I wanted to do my part.” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #rapidrobert  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #oldschoolbaseball  #oldtimebaseball  #vintagebaseball (Quote from baseballhall.org)

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Bob Feller began his Major League journey in 1936, at age 17, fresh off his family’s farm in Van Meter, IA. It was during his rookie season that Feller earned the nickname “Rapid” Robert because of his devastating fastball and high strikeout totals. He made his first major league start in August, striking out 15 St. Louis Browns. A month later, he set an American League rookie record fanning 17 Philadelphia Athletics in a game. Upon completion of his rookie campaign, Feller returned home to Iowa to finish his senior year of high school—his graduation was covered by NBC Radio. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••  #bobfeller  #clevelandindians  #rapidrobert  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #oldschoolbaseball  #oldtimebaseball  #vintagebaseball (Quote from baseballhall.org)

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#otd 1941 Although he had a deferment for being the sole provider for his family, Bob Feller becomes the first major leaguer to enlist after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The 23 year old fireballer has already won 107 games in his career. Pictured is a photo of Feller from a 1930's magazine.  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #heaterfromvanmeter  #navy  #pearlharbor #mlb  #baseball  #baseballhalloffame  #vintagebaseball  #baseballhistory  #cleveland  #indians  #clevelandindians  #otdinbaseball  #thisdayinmlb

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About done with the new Paint on the Rapid Robert, Hope to get her on the Lower Colorado soon for a winter float  #Rapidrobert  #driftboat  #Woody  #squareender  #raysriverdories  #Colorado

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#FBF  #FlashbackFriday - Since the Cleveland  @indians were recently in the World Series, I dug into the archives to find this photo with Hall of Fame pitcher, Bob Feller (which was taken at a Dodgers-Indians Spring Training game in 2007).  #BobFeller  #TheHeaterfromVanMeter  #BulletBob  #RapidRobert  #ClevelandIndians  #HallofFamer #HOF  #8xAllStar  #MLBAllStar  #WorldSeriesChamp  #1948WorldSeriesChamps  #ALwinsleader  #ALERAleader  #MLBstrikeoutleader  #nohitter  #TripleCrown  #MLBMemoryBank

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#hbd To Bob Feller born November 3, 1918. The Heater from Van Meter would begin his major league career at he age of 17. His career record was 266-162 with an ERA of 3.25 and 2,581 strikeouts. However, his stat line would have looked much better, but he chose instead to serve four of his prime playing years in the Navy during WWII. During his time with the Indians, he tossed 3 no hitters, 12 one hitters and helped the team win the 1948 World Series. Pictured is my 1947 Kings of the Mound booklet featuring Rapid Robert on the cover.  #bobfeller  #heaterfromvanmeter  #rapidrobert  #usnavy  #navy  #wwii #mlb  #baseball  #baseballhalloffame  #baseballhistory  #vintagebaseball  #kingsofthemound  #cleveland  #indians  #clevelandindians  #happybirthday

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Bob Feller statue at Progressive Field. He was a pitcher, kids. A very good one. On the 1948 Indians World Championship team.  #rapidrobert

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The statue of  #indians Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller stands outside Progressive Field in Cleveland this afternoon the day before Game 6 of the  #worldseries between the  #cubs and  #indians.  #mlbpostseason  #iphone7plus  #rapidrobert

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To show I’m an equal-opportunity baseball fan, here is a followup to last night’s pic. This is my autograph from Bob Feller, one of the greatest underrated pitchers of all time. Rapid Robert was the AL strikeout and ERA leader in 1948 for Cleveland, the last time the Indians won the World Series, a feat they can accomplish this year again for the first time in 68 years. Ironically, it was Ernie Banks – the greatest Cub ever – who introduced me to Bullet Bob. Like last night’s autograph, 1945 NL MVP and leader of the last Cubs team to go to the Series Phil Cavarretta, Feller (who like Cavarretta debuted in the majors at age 17) also died in 2010, six years too soon to see their teams back in the Final.  #WorldSeries  #FlyTheW  #Cubs  #GoCubsGo  #PhilCavarretta  #Indians  #ClevelandIndians  #RallyTogether  #BobFeller  #RapidRobert  #BulletBob  #autograph

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She's home in Colorado,  #Woodie  #Driftboat  #coloradoflyfishing#  #Rapidrobert  #Raysriverdories  #Denver  #Colorado

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...then I just ask myself, "What would Lucy do?" I❤️  #lucy  #rapidrobert

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One of my most favorite memories is  #OpeningDay of the Cleveland  @indians in 2011 with my best friend,  @15trenton. It was the first time either of us had ever been to opening day.  #BobFeller died the winter before so the organization paid tribute to arguably one of the best players in franchise history.  #TheAvettBrothers had just started to get popular after the release of  #IAndLoveAndYou in 2009. The Indians chose  #HeadFullOfDoubt/  #RoadFullOfPromise to play over the PA system in the park while a tribute video about  #RapidRobert played on the scoreboard. I have no idea who chose that song or why and probably never will. But it brought two of my favorite things together into one and Trenton and I adopted this song as our anthem. Side note: Scott changed the lyrics from "and your life doesn't change by the man that's elected" to "the one that's elected" which got a nice cheer from the crowd.  #ifyourelovedyoureneverrejected  #decidewhattobeandgobeit  #likeabirdinacage  #asseenincolumbus  #ExpressLive

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#otd 1936 Cleveland rookie pitcher Bob Feller makes his first major league start. Rapid Robert started off with a bang striking out the first 8 batters he faced and finished with 15 total K's, just one short of the AL record. Pictured is my Bob Feller autographed 8x10.  #bobfeller  #rookie  #rapidrobert  #heaterfromvanmeter  #cleveland  #indians  #clevelandindians  #strikeout  #pitcher #mlb  #baseball  #baseballhalloffame  #otdinbaseball

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#otd Two fastball speed records would fall. 1946 Bob Feller would shatter the previous fastball speed record of 94.7mph set by Atley Donald in 1939 with a throw blazing at 98.6mph done before the game. That record would stand until the same date in 1974, Nolan Ryan's heater would be clocked at 100.9mph during a 19 strikeout, 11 inning affair in a 1-0 loss to Detroit. Pictured is my 1949 Police Gazette featuring Feller, my Rapid Robert autographed baseball, my 1983 Sporting News featuring Ryan, and my autographed baseball by the Ryan Express.  #bobfeller  #heaterfromvanmeter  #rapidrobert  #policegazette  #sportingnews  #nolanryan  #ryanexpress  #california  #californiaangels  #angels  #cleveland  #clevelandindians  #indians  #baseballautographs  #vintagebaseball  #fastball  #speedrecords #mlb  #baseball  #baseballhalloffame  #otdinbaseball

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2016 Indians Bob Feller SGA Bobblehead. Thanks to Matt Kall for the trade!  #bobfeller  #rapidrobert  #clevelandindians  #halloffamer  #gotribe  #bobblehead  #bobbleheads  #stadiumgiveaway #sga  #cleveland

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 #AnotherOne to the collection  @indians  #RapidRobert

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Very pleased with the concept to finish process for this jersey. Creating a 1981 Bob Feller road jersey when he did some coaching with the Waterloo Indians, Cleveland's class A affiliate then. Pretty awesome. Thanks to the pros at  @vanginkelathletic for making the idea become real! This is officially my favorite jersey that I own.  #theheaterfromvanmeter  #bobfeller  #waterloo  #iowa  #baseball #diy  #milb  #rapidrobert 💪🏼⚾️🇺🇸

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With legendary Cleveland sundial Pitcher and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Bob "Rapid Robert" Feller.  #rapidrobert  #bobfeller  #bbhof  #clevelandindians

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#otd 17 year old Bob Feller makes his major league debut pitching one inning of relief against the Senators giving up no hits, no runs, no strikeouts and 2 walks. Feller would later contest that he had struck out Buddy Lewis and that the box score was incorrect.  #bobfeller  #heaterfromvanmeter  #rapidrobert  #cleveland  #clevelandindians  #indians  #baseball  #pitcher  #baseballhalloffame #mlb  #baseball  #vintagebaseball  #otdinbaseball

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