#34: Bob Feller
When “Bullet Bob” Feller took the mound, fans of the Cleveland indians cheered and their opponents groaned! For 18 seasons, Feller pitched in the Majors over two stints. The first was from 1936 to 1941, and the second was from 1945 to 1956 with his Naval service in World War 2 (Which he volunteered for the day after the Pearl Harbor Attack) sandwiched in between. While in the majors, Feller played in 570 games, pitched 3,827 innings and posted a record of 266–162, with 279 complete games, 44 shutouts, and a 3.25 ERA. In addition, he was an 8x All Star, won the Pitching Title once, was a winner in the 1948
Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams called Feller “the fastest and best pitcher I ever saw during my career.” Hall of Famer Stan Musial believed he was “probably the greatest pitcher of our era.” He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 on his first ballot appearance; at the time only three players ever had a higher percentage of ballot votes.