The Plain Dealer: The first Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards are given, honoring recipients and the Cleveland Indians great

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The Plain Dealer: The first Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards are given, honoring recipients and the Cleveland Indians great

Forgive Peter Fertig if he feels like he’s living in a fairy tale.

“Somebody better pinch me,” said the New York payroll systems manager. “It’s unbelievable that we are where we are.”

His idea to honor Bob Feller — not just for his hall-of-fame baseball career, but for his service in the U.S. Navy in World War II — was still just that, an idea, a year ago.

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