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Out Of The Navy Blues; Into A Baseball Uniform Again
Bob Feller Will Keep Cleveland Indians in The Tight Pennant Race of American League
Bob Feller Van Meter fireballer I who gave uto baseball four days after Pearl Harbor and who served; with distinction as a Chief Specialist ist for 27 months overseas prior to | being transferred to. Great Lakes as ! athletic instructor, is due to be discharged this week.
He will step out of the navy uniform and into a Cleveland baseball suit and help that American League club in the race for a penant.
It is expected that Feller will I have all of the "demobilization de- j tails" taken care of within a day or | two and that he will join the Cleve- i land club at once. He is slated to j pitch his first game Friday night. ' Cleveland has won 19 out of the last 28 games and has risen from seventh place in the league, to within a few games of the leaders.
A phone call received Sunday by j his mother, Mrs. Lena Feller, broke ; the good news to her. although Bob ! could give no exact date of his discharge or other particulars.
From all reports Bob is in great i shape physically and the pitching! he has done since being transferred I to Great Lakes finds him with the same speed and ability he had when he entered the service.
In his work in the navy Bob has ! earned more than the necessary j points fcr his release. And he r ly earned them. He ha? five campaign ribbons with eight battle stars. '
¦¦' on December 12, 1941 and at (the time he was transferred to Great Lakes t: take the place of Mickey Cochrane as boss of athletics he was attached:! to the U. S. S. Alabama where he serving as a gunfire control director. He saw action in the Asiatic. European and American theaters of war.
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