No-hitter hat trick thrower Feller born on this day in 1918

Getting in under the wire here, but had to commemorate what would have been Bob Feller’s 97th birthday today.

Feller used his trademark Heater from Van Meter fastball to throw three no-hitters:

1 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Tuesday, April 16, 1940
Cleveland Indians 1, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
(Baseball’s first and only opening-day no-no.)
2 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Tuesday, April 30, 1946
Cleveland Indians 1, New York Yankees 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
3 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Sunday, July 1, 1951 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 1
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)

Also born on this date (in 1945) is Ken Holtzman, who turns 70 today. Holtzman threw no-hitters for the Chicago Cubs in 1969 and 1971.