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"Rapid Robert" Feller

Bob Feller

Cleveland Indian pitcher Bob "Rapid Robert" Feller spent five years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

When he got back into baseball, he shut down the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium with the second of three career no-hitters.

In this photo Feller battles against fellow military veteran Joe DiMaggio as umpire Ed Rommel calls the game behind Indian catcher Frank Hayes.

Cleveland won 1-0 when Hayes hit a smashing home run thirty rows deep into left center field bleachers.