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Hall of Fame Pitcher Bob Feller dies at 92

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CLEVELAND (KWWL)-- One of the greatest pitchers in major league history has died.

Flame-throwing right-hander and World War II hero Bob Feller died Wednesday evening of acute leukemia at age 92, according to Indians spokesman Bob DiBiaso.

Born in Van Meter, Iowa, Feller broke into the majors with the Indians at age 17 in 1936, and finished with a team-record 266 victories and 2,581 strikeouts. He led the American League in strikeouts seven times and tossed three no-hitters and 12 one-hitters.

Feller was enshrined in Cooperstown in 1962 and was the third-oldest Hall of Famer when he passed away.

Feller had suffered serious health setbacks in recent months. He was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in August and, while undergoing chemotherapy, he fainted and his heart briefly stopped. Eventually, he underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted.

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