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Happy Mother's Day

05/16/2017, 12:45pm PDT
By Ted Mathias, tmathias@axway.com

This Day in Baseball History - Happy Mother's Day!!!

May 14th 1939 - Mother's Day

20 year old future Hall of Famer Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians was pitching against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park on Mother's Day, May 14th 1939.  

Feller winds up and throws the pitch to White Sox 3B Marv Owens.  Owens hits a screaming line drive foul into the seats just above the visiting Indians dugout.

The pitch strikes a woman just above the right eye and the game is stopped while the woman needs 7 stiches to close the wound.  The woman turns out to be fine and Feller goes into the stands to give the woman a big hug.  The White Sox crowd rises to their feet and gives a standing ovation.  The woman that was stuck by the pitch thrown by Bob Feller was Bob Feller's Mom, Lena Feller. 

A beautiful baseball Mother's Day story that happened exactly 78 years ago.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there for all you do on and off the baseball field...and watch out for those foul balls!!!

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