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Monday, April 18, 2016

Jim "Catfish" Hunter: A Remembrance

Jim "Catfish" Hunter debuted in 1965 for the Kansas City A's as a 19-year old. He would go on to enjoy a Hall of Fame career. He had a career record of 224-166 with an ERA of 3.26. He won 20 plus games five seasons in a row (1971-1975). He was an eight time All-Star, won the 1974 Cy Young Award winner, and 5 time World Champion. His #27 has been retired by the Oakland A's, Arm trouble forced his early retirement from the game. Hunter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. He died from ALS in 1999.

1 comment:

  1. He was always one of my favorite players, even when he was pitching against my Yankees... when he came to the Bronx I couldn't have been happier...