Monday, December 13, 2010

Bob Feller placed in hospice care; Hall of Fame pitcher battling leukemia

From Ohio-

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller has been transferred from Cleveland Clinic to a Cleveland hospice.

Feller, 92, was given a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia in August and has had numerous health problems, Bob DiBiasio, the Indians' vice president of public relations, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He experienced vertigo during chemotherapy and, in October, was given a pacemaker. He recently entered Cleveland Clinic with pneumonia and thrush, an infection of the mouth and throat.

Feller, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962, won 266 games and pitched three no-hitters.

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