Monday, September 30, 2013
Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards
The Indians are playing post-season ball for the first time since 2007, thanks in large part to excellent pitching in the second half of the season. The pitcher with the most wins in Indians history is the late Bob Feller, who enlisted in the Navy at the peak of his career, the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Peter Fertig, a New York businessman (and Yankees fan) has established the Bob Feller Act of Valor award, to be given to a member of the U. S. Navy, a baseball hall-of-fame member, and a current major league player. Among the five nominees in this, the award's inaugural year, is Indians first baseman Nick Swisher. The winner will be announced soon.
Peter explains why he founded the award honoring the Indians great in this interview with Jim.