Merry ChristmasEdit

Merry ChristmasEdit

Main Page appearance: Bob FellerEdit

This is a note to let the main editors of Bob Feller know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on November 3, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 3, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Bob Feller (1918–2010) was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted by wartime service in the U.S. Navy. In a career spanning 570 games, Feller pitched 3,827 innings and posted a win–loss record of 266–162, with 279 complete games, 44 shutouts, and a 3.25 earned run average. He first played for the Indians aged 17 and was the first pitcher to win 24 games in a season before the age of 21. He threw no-hitters in 1940, 1946, and 1951 and also recorded 12 one-hitters; his no-hitters and one-hitters were records at the time of his retirement. He helped the Indians win a World Series title in 1948 and an American League-record 111 wins and the pennant in 1954. Feller led the American League in wins six times and in strikeouts seven times. In 1946, he recorded 348 strikeouts, a total not exceeded for 27 years. An eight-time All-Star, Feller was 36th on Sporting News's list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players and was named the publication's "greatest pitcher of his time". He was a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. (Full article...)

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Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library NewsletterEdit

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013


by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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Thank you, user who enjoys singing and popcorn, for your contributions to quality articles on baseball and its people, namely Bob Feller, polished with care, for precision in infoboxes, for your helpful questions and answers, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 03:10, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Congrats on the Bob Feller article from me, too! I enjoyed learning more about him. -- Khazar2 (talk) 18:16, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 653rd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:19, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Six years ago, you were recipient no. 653 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library SurveyEdit

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:53, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Orel Hershiser's scoreless innings streak/archive1Edit

You are a co-nominator of the only other WP:MLB nominee at WP:FAC. I could use some comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Orel Hershiser's scoreless innings streak/archive1.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 05:24, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Infobox highlights order for Tony GwynnEdit

Since you participated before at the 2012 discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Baseball/Archive_32#Order_of_achievements, you are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Baseball#Infobox_highlights_order to help reach a consensus on the first highlight to list in Tony Gwynn's infobox. Thanks.—Bagumba (talk) 01:48, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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