Bob Feller, shown above at a Cleveland Indians spring training game I attended in Arizona last spring, was admitted to a hospital today. He has pneumonia. He’s 92.
His health took a nosedive not long after that picture. He has leukemia. He has heart problems. Now he’s got pneumonia.
The chances are we’ll never see the likes of a Bob Feller again. He’s the only Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The day after Pearl Harbor, Feller gave up baseball and enlisted in the Navy.
When he came back to Major League Baseball in 1946, he won 26 games and had an ERA of 2.18. He spent his entire baseball career with one team.