- Williams is arguable the greatest hitter who ever played Baseball; Feller is arguably the greatest pitcher olf all time.
- Feller played his entire career in Cleveland, and then remained in the city as a pillar of the Indians organization. Williams played his entire career in Boston, and then remained in New England as a pillar of the Red Sox organization.
- Feller won "only" 266 games because he enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor. Rather than a cushy morale boosting post playing baseball, he insisted on a combat posting, and served as a Gunnery Mate on the battleship Alabama. Williams hit "only" 521 home runs because he enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor. While he spent World War II training Marine fighter pilots, he returned to service in the Korean War, this time flying combat sorties.
We don't see this type any more. God speed, Mr. Feller. I hope that the good Lord lets you pitch to Teddy Ballgame once again.