On This Date 8/23/1936

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Bob Feeler of the Cleveland Indians dazzles in his first career start, striking out 15 batters as the Tribe beats the St. Louis Browns 4-1 at League Park in Cleveland. The 17-year-old from Van Meeter, Iowa, made his debut on July 19th, with an inning out of the bullpen in Washington. Feller appeared in six relief appearances before getting his first start. Bob Feller allowed one run on six hits with four walks in a complete game win. It was the first of 266 career wins for Bob Feller. In September, Feller would tie Dizzy Dean’s 17 strikeout record as he became the era’s most dominant pitcher.