The 1965 World Series moved toMetropolitan StadiumforGame Six. The Los Angeles Dodgers were holding a 3-2 series lead, andWalter Alston’s crew was looking to close out the Twins. Standing in the way of the championship was Minnesota ace Jim “Mudcat” Grant.Claude Osteentook the hill for the Dodgers. Grant, who had been suffering from a cold for weeks, was pitching on two days’ rest and felt much older than his 30 years. If there was any question about Grant’s ability while under the weather and working on short rest, those doubts were answered rather quickly, as Grant faced the minimum through four innings.
With the Twins leading 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, second basemanFrank Quiliciwas intentionally walked to bring Mudcat to the plate. Grant drilled a home run to left-center to give the Twins a 5-0 lead. He became just the second American League pitcher to hit a home run in a World Series. Mudcat forced a Game Seven by beating the Dodgers with his pitching and hitting. He went the distance, giving up one run on six hits, striking out five batters and walking none. “I really didn’t know how long I would go,” said Grant. “I just figured I’d go as long as I could for as hard as I could.”1Mudcat got the Twins tothe seventh game, but they fell short againstSandy Koufax, 2-0.
A great old and used up Mudcat Grant Glove was used to hand cut and hand stitch this unique wallet. 6 top load card pockets and a cash slot. This wallet measures 4.75" by 3.5" This is wallet is what all 65 year old baseball glove wallets should look like.... all used up but still being used.