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Catfish Hunter's 1968 perfect game...

Item # 581221

May 09, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, May 9, 1968

* James Catfish Hunter's perfect game
* Oakland Athletics A's
* MLB baseball

This 12 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 8: "Athletics Hunter Pitches First Perfect Game"

This was actually the first perfect game thrown in the American League in 46 years.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Small binding holes along spine, close cut along right margin, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter (April 8, 1946 - September 9, 1999), was a Major League right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.

In 1966 and 1967, Hunter was named to the American League All-Star team. Following the 1967 season, Charles Finley moved the Athletics from Kansas City to Oakland, and on May 8, 1968, against the Minnesota Twins, Hunter pitched the first perfect game in the American League since 1922.

Category: The 20th Century