Ann Feller has donated 49 pieces of clothing memorabilia to benefit hospice patients and their families to honor the memory of her late husband, Cleveland Indians pitching legend Bob Feller. The items can be viewed and purchased at www.Hospicewr.org/bob-feller. Feller was cared for by Hospice of the Western Reserve, and died in December 2010 at age 92.
A professional appraiser placed values on all of the items. Pieces include:
- Silk “baseball” tie with label “Made Expressly for the National Baseball Hall of Fame”
- World Series Navy sports coat with matching silk tie, designed by Nicole Miller
- Ted Williams Museum Hitters Hall of Fame navy sports coat with label – “Tailored Expressly for Bob Feller”
- 100% cashmere black sports coat with inside emblem, “Blazer of Champions Palm Beach” – “Bob Feller” is written on inside nametag
- Baseball cap – Authentic Indians (“19” is imprinted in white on the inside of brim)
- Numerous Baseball Hall of Fame alumni and All-Star commemorative caps
- Nike golf shirt – Worn during Bob Feller “19” Museum Walk into Baseball’s Past – Van Meter, Iowa
“We are humbled by Mrs. Feller’s incredible generosity and her desire to give back to the other patients in our care,” said Bill Finn, CEO of Hospice of the Western Reserve. Proceeds will stay in Northern Ohio to help fund programs that improve the quality of life for Hospice of the Western Reserve’s patients and their families. For more information, contact Debbie Ludvik at 440-442-2621.