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Wally Bunker 1968 Baltimore Orioles Game-Worn Home Jersey

Item Number 45004

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In the long line of teenage phenoms, modeled by Bob Feller, Wally Bunker made his major-league mound debut at 18 in 1963. The following season, his 19-5 rookie record marked the first time a teenage hurler won more than 17 games since 1890! Bunker is also remembered for throwing a World Series shutout in '66 (just a couple days after teammate Jim Palmer did the same) and later tossing the historic first pitch in Kansas City Royals history. Bunker's 1968 Orioles home jersey is size 44 with Wilson labels and a chain-stitched "68 / set 1" swatch. Condition is excellent with light game wear. LOA from authenticator Phil Wood, who concludes, "Wally Bunker, while no Hall of Famer, occupies a significant niche in Orioles' history. A rising star in his teens whose career came to a screeching halt before he was 30. This example is in superb condition. Bunker made 18 appearances in 1968, 11 at home and 7 on the road. This jersey, therefore, was likely worn no more than 5 or 6 times in game action, and only twice in complete games. Its authenticity is beyond question."



 
 
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