Last updated on: 4/14/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Bob Feller Biography

Title:
Former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Anybody who takes steroids is stupid. Those guys are gonna die in their early 50s, if not before. They’re lousing up their bodies and their brains and their reproductive organs and everything else…

I hope those guys never make the Hall of Fame. But then, anybody with any brains is not gonna vote for anybody who’s on steroids.”

Interview, Evansville Courier & Press, Feb. 7, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Selected as the “Greatest Living Right-Hand Pitcher” as part of professional baseball’s centennial celebration, 1969
  • Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1962
  • Pitcher, Cleveland Indians, 1936-1941, 1945-1956
  • Recipient, Top Pitcher in the American League, The Sporting News, 1951
  • Selected to the All-Star team, 1938-1941, 1946, 1947-1948, 1950
  • Gun Captain, US Navy, 1941-1945
  • Recipient, Number 1 Major League Player of the Year, The Sporting News, 1940
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Born Nov. 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa
  • His legal name is Robert William Andrew Feller
  • Nicknamed “Heater from Van Meter” and “Rapid Robert”
Quoted in:
  1. Should Baseball Players Who Have Used Banned Substances Be Voted into the Hall of Fame?