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Quote of the Day: Rapid Robert at 90

Jun 22, 2009, 3:43 PM EDT

Bob Feller, on pitching in yesterday’s inaugural Hall of Fame Classic at the age of 90:

I had a great time. I almost broke a sweat. I needed a faster
outfield. I didn’t clock [his fastball] because the radar screen
wouldn’t have accepted it. I threw as hard as ever. The ball, I think,
was going about eight or nine miles per hour.

Feller, who was working on four decades of rest for the first time in
his career, induced a pop up from Paul Molitor that dropped in for a
single (hence the “faster outfield” comment), retired Bobby Grich, and
gave up a hit to Steve Finley.

Not bad considering that Grich and Molitor are 30 and 38 years
younger than Feller, and Finley played in the majors two seasons ago.

  1. Ed Keens - Jan 26, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    That is some inspirational stuff. Never knew that opinions could be this varied. Thanks for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here.

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