First Edition of Bob Feller's Strikeout Story; Signed by Him
Item Number: 87694
New York: Grosset & Dunlop Publishers, 1947.
First edition of this early autobiography of baseball legend Bob Feller. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bob Feller on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Bob Feller was a baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted only by a four-year engagement in the Navy. In a career spanning 570 games, Feller pitched 3,827 innings and posted a win–loss record of 266–162, with 279 complete games, 44 shutouts, and a 3.25 earned run average. Ted Williams called Feller "the fastest and best pitcher I ever saw during my career. Stan Musial believed he was "probably the greatest pitcher of our era." He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 on his first ballot appearance; at the time only three players ever had a higher percentage of ballot votes.