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1950

"You can call this a very drastic pay cut. Feller thinks it’s drastic, too. But he himself made the suggestion. In fact, he offered to take more than the 25 percent maximum pay cut allowed." - HANK GREENBERG, Tiger GM explaining the reduction in Bob Feller's salary.

Bob Feller asks and gets his salary reduced to $45,000, a $20,000 cut because he believes his sub-par record of 15-14 doesn't merit an increase. Right-handed 'Rapid Robert' rebounds, posting a 16-11 record along with an ERA of 3.43 for the Indians next season.

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