Today’s “Turn Back the Clock” card creation celebrates all-time great Bob Feller’s third career no-hitter, which he achieved on July 1st, 1951 against the Detroit Tigers.
Take a look:
Feller was already on his way to a legendary career when he posted the
third no-no of his illustrious career. He already owned the Major League
record for strikeouts in a season, strikeouts in a game, and pitched
two previous no-hitters before taking the mound that day in 1951.
Funny enough he had no command of his fastball that day and was relying
on his slider, not even thinking of what he was accomplishing until the
In pitching his third no-hitter, Feller joined Larry Corcoran and Cy
Young as the only pitchers to do so at the time in Major League history,
adding yet another feat to an already incredible career.
What I always wonder is what kind of career numbers could we have been
looking at had he not missed some prime seasons because of World War II?
The man could have whiffed close to 4000 while easily posting over 300 wins, if not close to 350!