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Thurman Munson and Catfish Hunter Dual-Signed Baseball - Full JSA

Lot Number 4

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As the Yankees took on the front-running Baltimore Orioles on Saturday August 4, 1979 at Yankee Stadium, Catfish Hunter worked to battery mate Brad Gulden and blanked the Birds on three hits over six innings. But Gulden (who hit a paltry .163 that year) and the Yankee bullpen were not up to the task, not on this dark and somber night just two days after team captain Thurman Munson was killed in an airplane crash. Less than a month prior at Seattle’s Kingdome, Munson and Hunter were battery mates as the latter registered his 224th and final Major League victory. Together in the lineup for the last time on July 29 in Milwaukee, Hunter was felled, 5-3, despite a rare triple (his 32nd and final) by Munson. The offered New York Yankees team-issued souvenir baseball is autographed by the Bronx legends, both of whom left us far too soon. The creamy orb presents beautifully. Munson (d.1979) has signed a side panel in black ballpoint (“8” strength) and Hunter (d.1999) has signed an adjacent panel in blue ballpoint (“7” strength). Full photo LOA from JSA.

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