Celebration of 70th anniversary of Feller tossing only Opening Day no-hitter in baseball history | indians.com: Official Info

The Cleveland Indians will celebrate history on Opening Day at Progressive Field as former Indians great and Hall of Famer Bob Feller will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The game will take place April 12th, which will mark the 70th anniversary of Feller, age 91, throwing the only no-hitter in Opening Day history. Feller is still the only pitcher to pitch a no-hitter on Opening Day.

Feller is considered to be on of the best pitchers in Major League history and one of the most recognizable names in Cleveland Indians history. Feller amassed 266 victories, led the league in strikeouts seven times and pitched three no-hitters in his career with the Indians. Feller’s number has long been retired by the Indians and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Feller is also considered a hero for giving up four seasons to serve in the US Navy. Feller enlisted in the Navy days after Pearl Harbor was attacked and served as Gun Captain on the USS Alabama. Feller is proud of his military achievements and has been honored for leaving the Indians to serve his country.

Even at the age of 91, Feller often shows up for games at Progressive Field. When he shows up on April 12th, he will get to throw out the first pitch before taking his seat.

Celebration of 70th anniversary of Feller tossing only Opening Day no-hitter in baseball history | indians.com: Official Info

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~ by jeffrsabo on April 2, 2010.

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