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This day in baseball: Feller’s request

Here’s a story you don’t hear every day:

On January 18, 1950, Indians pitcher Bob Feller suggested to team management that he take a pay cut because he did not feel that his 15-14 record from the previous season merited an increase.  Feller was granted his request, and his salary was cut $20,000 to $45,000.  The following season, however, Feller made a comeback, finishing with 16 wins and a 3.43 ERA.

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