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Lot # 218: 1975 Bob Feller American League Season Pass w/Wallet & Schedule

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM

Presented is a 1975 Bob Feller American League season pass, plus an included wallet and schedule. Feller is a Hall of Fame right-hander who won 266 MLB games. all with his only team, the Cleveland Indians. Feller was a very hard-throwing 17-year-old when he broke into the Major Leagues in 1936. During World War II, he missed all of the 1942-44 seasons and most of the '45 season when he was in the U.S. Navy. In World War II, Feller was a Chief Petty Officer on a battleship, the USS Alabama, and Feller was the gun captain on an anti-aircraft gun. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres and was a part of a number of Navy battles, including the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Feller later said of his time fighting in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, "After that, the dangers of Yankee Stadium seemed trivial." In the combined three years before Feller's Navy service and the two full seasons after it, he averaged over 24 wins a season. Based on that rate, his three and three-quarters years missed of Major League baseball cost him an estimated 92 victories. Since he actually won 266 games, his projected win total could have been an incredible 358 games. Feller lost only 162 games in his career, had a 3.25 ERA, was a part of the 1948 Cleveland Indians World Champions, won a pitching Triple Crown, and was an 8-time All-Star. The offered 1975 season pass measures 2.75x4.25". The pass reads, "ANNUAL PASS TO ALL GROUNDS/AMERICAN LEAGUE of PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS/1975/ROBERT FELLER AND PARTY/Baseball Hall of Fame/Lee MacPhail Jr. President." The pass has a facsimile Lee MacPhail Jr. signature. The pass comes in a 3x4.75" blue wallet. Inside the wallet is machine-printed, "Compliments AMERICAN LEAGUE." Also inside the wallet is a bound 2.4x4.4" complete 1975 American League 26-page schedule. The bound, blue cover of the schedule reads, "Compliments of American League." The American League pass, the wallet, and the schedule are all in EXCELLENT condition, and they come from Bob Feller.

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