Rapid Robert’s Biggest Victory?

Bob Feller showed off his Hall of Fame arm to participants of FCA’s National Conference in Estes Park, Colo., in 1963. The former Cleveland Indians flamethrower known as “Rapid Robert” during his pitching days, was among the staff members at various FCA Camps through the years.

Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame just a year before this photo was taken, Feller remains one of the all-time greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. Despite missing four years of baseball during the middle of his career while serving in the United States Navy during World War II (he enlisted just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor), Feller led the American League in victories six times and in strikeouts seven times. The righthander also appeared in eight All-Star games, fired three no-hitters and helped lead the Indians to the 1948 World Series crown.

Feller’s participation at FCA’s conferences was likely to serve as reason enough for some young men to sign up and hear messages that could change their lives and be used to impact generations to come. That may have been Bob Feller’s biggest victory.

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