Jim “Catfish” Hunter earned three World Series rings with the A’s and two with the Yankees. Overall his record in the Fall Classic he went 5-3 with a 3.29 ERA.
In the ’72 tilt, Hunter earned two wins, the only World Series in which he won multiple games.
In the collection is this letter from Hall of Fame commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Cooperstown class of 2007, Kuhn gushes about baseball’s showcase event.
“The World Series is the premier event of American Sports.
“No other event has been able to capture it’s special appeal or match its magnificent history.”
Kuhn later writes of the thrilling 1971 Fall Classic tilt. He closes the letter with mention of the Series in which Catfish earned the first of his five rings.
“To our loyal fans, I dedicate the 1972 World Series.”
Hunter and the A’s won the first of three consecutive Fall Classics that year.