Saturday, November 23, 2013

Did you know.....?

Sunday night is the American Music Awards and I decided to combine music and baseball with this post.  Give you a fun fact about a legend in each that are linked.
Did you know that music icon Bob Dylan once wrote a song about Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter?
Hunter was the ace of the pitching staffs for both the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees in the late 1960s and 1970s.  He won multiple World Series titles for both franchises.
The song was originally written for Dylan's 1976 album Desire, but was released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991).
Here is a link of the song on Bob Dylan's official website.  Joe Cocker did a cover of it and released it on his 1976 album Stringray. Here is Cocker version:

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