Tonight we begin our annual tradition of waiting to see the second Opening Day hitter in Major League Baseball history. The Cleveland Indians’ Bob Feller threw an Opening Day no-no on April 16, 1940, using his “heater from Van Meter” fastball to mow down eight White Sox batters as Cleveland topped Chicago 1-0. Feller’s parents…
The 21-year-old Feller used his “heater from Van Meter” fastball on April 16, 1940 to mow down eight White Sox batters as the Cleveland Indians topped Chicago 1-0.
Opening Day no-no thrower Bob Feller became the first player to enlist in the military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, 78 years ago today.
Nolan Ryan tied Bob Feller’s major-league record of 12 one-hitters, 39 years ago today.
The Chicago Cubs’ Lon Warneke fell just two outs shy of tossing the majors’ first Opening Day no-hitter, 85 years ago today.
Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw the only Opening Day no-hitter in MLB history, 79 years ago today.