Hall of Famer Bob Feller in hospice

92-year-old baseball legend has suffered from leukemia, pneumonia in recent months


Tom Withers
December 9, 2010 8:03PM (UTC)

Indians Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller has been moved from a hospital to hospice care.

The 92-year-old Feller, who was recently admitted to the Cleveland Clinic with pneumonia, has been transferred to a hospice in the Cleveland area, Bob DiBiasio, the team's vice president of public relations confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

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Feller's health has been in decline in recent months. He was diagnosed with leukemia in August, and after fainting while undergoing chemotherapy, Feller had a pacemaker implanted.

Feller won 266 games in 18 seasons -- all with the Indians. An eight-time All-Star, Feller interrupted his baseball career to enlist in the Navy during World War II. Feller served three years in the military before returning to the major leagues.


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