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This beautiful specimen is one of only a few known to exist. Worn by the winningest pitcher to ever wear a Cleveland uniform. They called him “Rapid Robert”, or “Bullet Bob” because of his unsurpassed pitching speed. It was estimated back then that he threw a 104 mph fastball. Bob Feller made his debut (1936) as a 17-year-old relief pitcher. He struck out 8 of the 9 Cardinals he faced in three innings. The Indians signed Feller under violation of league rules and were subsequently fined for signing a high school student, but what an introduction into the majors, what a career they launched! Feller would pitch for the Indians for 18 seasons and would end his Hall of Fame career in 1956. Home jersey is off white with “Indians” stitched across the chest and “19” on the verso. Indian head patch on left sleeve. Unique vents on each under arm are a nice touch to this fine jersey. Tagging on front left tail is “Wilson [size] 42” with “[year] 1956”. Collar stitching is “Feller”. This comes from Bob Feller’s last season and shows great game use. Could be his last jersey!
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