Lefty Grove announces his retirement
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When Hall of Famer Charlie Gehringer was asked to choose whether Bob Feller or Walter Johnson threw a better fastball, his reply to the Washington Post was: “Leave me out of this Johnson-Feller thing. I didn’t hit against Johnson when he had all his speed. But I can tell you one thing: Feller has never shown me a fast ball like Lefty Grove was throwing my way for ten years. Against Grove, you were up there swinging at an aspiring tablet.”
Alex Coffey is the communications specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame