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Catfish Hunter Catfish Hunter
Full name: James Augustus Hunter
Born: April 8, 1946, Hertford, North Carolina
Died September 9, 1999, Hertford, North Carolina
Buried at Cedarwood Cemetery, Hertford, North Carolina
First Game: May 13, 1965; Final Game: September 17, 1979
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 190
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1987
AL Cy Young (1974)
TSN AL Pitcher of the Year (1974)
RHP on TSN AL All-Star Team (1974)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1965 KC  A Daily Splits   32    40    3    6   1   0   0    1    0   0   14   0   6   0   0   1   0    0   0  .150  .150  .175   0.0 1965 KC  A
1966 KC  A Daily Splits   30    59    5    9   1   1   0    4    3   0   21   0   3   0   0   0   0    1   0  .153  .194  .203   0.0 1966 KC  A
1967 KC  A Daily Splits   37    92    9   18   4   0   2    6    0   0   32   0   2   0   0   3   1    0   0  .196  .196  .304   0.0 1967 KC  A
1968 OAK A Daily Splits   39    82    9   19   3   0   1    8    0   0   19   0   8   0   0   6   0    0   0  .232  .232  .305   0.0 1968 OAK A
1969 OAK A Daily Splits   42    85    5   19   2   0   1    9    1   0   24   0   1   2   0   1   5    0   0  .224  .227  .282   0.0 1969 OAK A
1970 OAK A Daily Splits   43    90   10   18   4   1   1    6    2   0   23   0   6   1   0   4   1    0   0  .200  .215  .300   0.0 1970 OAK A
1971 OAK A Daily Splits   38   103   14   36   1   1   1   12    2   0   11   0   4   0   0   2   3    1   0  .350  .362  .408   0.0 1971 OAK A
1972 OAK A Daily Splits   39   105    5   23   0   0   0    5    0   0   16   0   9   2   0   3   0    0   0  .219  .215  .219   0.0 1972 OAK A
1973 OAK A Daily Splits   37     1    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 1.000   0.0 1973 OAK A
1974 OAK A                41     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1974 OAK A
1975 NY  A                39     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1975 NY  A
1976 NY  A Daily Splits   36     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A                22     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A                21     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1978 NY  A
1979 NY  A                19     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1979 NY  A
Total            Splits  515   658   60  149  16   3   6   51    8   0  160   0  39   5   0  20  10    2   0  .226  .234  .287   0.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1971 OAK A Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1971 OAK A
1972 OAK A Daily Splits    2     6    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .167  .167  .167 1972 OAK A
1973 OAK A                 2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1973 OAK A
1974 OAK A                 2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1974 OAK A
1976 NY  A                 2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1976 NY  A
1978 NY  A                 1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1978 NY  A
Total            Splits   10     9    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .111  .111  .111 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1972 OAK A Daily Splits    3     5    0    1   0   0   0    1    2   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .429  .200 1972 OAK A
1973 OAK A Daily Splits    2     5    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1973 OAK A
1974 OAK A Daily Splits    2     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1974 OAK A
1976 NY  A                 1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A                 2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A                 2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1978 NY  A
Total            Splits   12    12    0    1   0   0   0    1    2   0    6   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .083  .214  .083 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1967 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1967 AL   
1970 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1970 AL   
1973 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1973 AL   
1974 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1974 AL   
1975 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1975 AL   
1976 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1976 AL   
Total            Splits    6     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1965 KC  A Daily Splits   32  20   3   2   2   0  133    124   567  21   68   63   46   5   82  11   3   2   2   1  20   1   6   8   8   8   4.26  -1.3 1965 KC  A
1966 KC  A Daily Splits   30  25   4   0   0   0  176.2  158   740  17   87   79   64   4  103   8   4   2   2   2  35   6   9  12   9  11   4.02  -1.3 1966 KC  A
1967 KC  A Daily Splits   35  35  13   5   0   0  259.2  209  1053  16   91   81   84   6  196  11   3   4   2   1  39   6  14  11  13  17   2.81   1.5 1967 KC  A
1968 OAK A Daily Splits   36  34  11   2   2   1  234    210   968  29   99   87   69  10  172   9   3   0   4   1  35   3  14  14  13  13   3.35  -1.2 1968 OAK A
1969 OAK A Daily Splits   38  35  10   3   0   0  247    210  1002  34   99   92   85   1  150   7   7   8   5   0  38   0  25   9  12  15   3.35   0.8 1969 OAK A
1970 OAK A Daily Splits   40  40   9   1   0   0  262.1  253  1116  32  124  111   74   3  178  12   8   6   9   1  47   6  10  21  18  14   3.81  -0.6 1970 OAK A
1971 OAK A Daily Splits   37  37  16   4   0   0  273.2  225  1109  27  103   90   80   7  181   9   6   2   4   0  39   5  20  10  21  11   2.96   2.5 1971 OAK A
1972 OAK A Daily Splits   38  37  16   5   1   0  295.1  200  1148  21   74   67   70   6  191  15   4   3   3   0  42   4   8  13  21   7   2.04   3.1 1972 OAK A
1973 OAK A Daily Splits   36  36  11   3   0   0  256.1  222  1040  39  105   95   69   1  124   3   9   2   1   0  39   4   8  10  21   5   3.34   0.7 1973 OAK A
1974 OAK A Daily Splits   41  41  23   6   0   0  318.1  268  1240  25   97   88   46   2  143   9  10   1   4   0  43   7  15  11  25  12   2.49   3.8 1974 OAK A
1975 NY  A Daily Splits   39  39  30   7   0   0  328    248  1294  25  107   94   83   4  177   7   8   7   5   0  38   5  17  15  23  14   2.58   4.3 1975 NY  A
1976 NY  A Daily Splits   36  36  21   2   0   0  298.2  268  1210  28  126  117   68   5  173  13  13   6   3   0  45   8  13  11  17  15   3.53  -0.3 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits   22  22   8   1   0   0  143.1  137   608  29   83   75   47   3   52   5   5   2   3   1  23   6   9   8   9   9   4.71  -1.5 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits   21  20   5   1   1   0  118     98   477  16   49   47   35   0   56   4   4   2   1   0  19   5   7   2  12   6   3.58   0.3 1978 NY  A
1979 NY  A Daily Splits   19  19   1   0   0   0  105    128   460  15   68   62   34   0   34   9   6   2   1   0  23   4   8   2   2   9   5.31  -1.4 1979 NY  A
Total            Splits  500 476 181  42   6   1 3449.1 2958 14032 374 1380 1248  954  57 2012 132  93  49  49   7 525  70 183 157 224 166   3.26   9.4 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
League Championship Series Pitching RecordLeague Championship Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1971 OAK A Daily Splits    1   1   1   0   0   0    8      7    32   4    5    5    2   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   5.62 1971 OAK A
1972 OAK A Daily Splits    2   2   0   0   0   0   15.1   10    60   2    2    2    5   1    9   1   0   0   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   1.17 1972 OAK A
1973 OAK A Daily Splits    2   2   1   1   0   0   16.1   12    66   0    3    3    5   1    6   0   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   2   0   1.65 1973 OAK A
1974 OAK A Daily Splits    2   2   0   0   0   0   11.2   11    45   3    6    6    2   0    6   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0   1   1   4.63 1974 OAK A
1976 NY  A Daily Splits    2   2   1   0   0   0   12     10    45   0    6    6    1   0    5   0   0   0   0   0   2   2   0   0   1   1   4.50 1976 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits    1   1   0   0   0   0    6      7    26   3    3    3    3   0    5   0   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   4.50 1978 NY  A
Total            Splits   10  10   3   1   0   0   69.1   57   274  12   25   25   18   2   37   3   0   0   1   0  13   3   3   0   4   3   3.25 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
World Series Pitching RecordWorld Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1972 OAK A Daily Splits    3   2   0   0   0   0   16     12    67   2    5    5    6   2   11   1   1   1   0   0   2   0   1   2   2   0   2.81 1972 OAK A
1973 OAK A Daily Splits    2   2   0   0   0   0   13.1   11    56   1    3    3    4   1    6   0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   2.03 1973 OAK A
1974 OAK A Daily Splits    2   1   0   0   1   1    7.2    5    30   1    1    1    2   0    5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   1.17 1974 OAK A
1976 NY  A Daily Splits    1   1   1   0   0   0    8.2   10    40   0    4    3    4   1    5   0   1   0   0   0   2   1   0   1   0   1   3.12 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits    2   1   0   0   1   0    4.1    6    19   3    5    5    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1  10.38 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits    2   2   0   0   0   0   13     13    50   2    6    6    1   0    5   1   0   0   0   0   2   0   2   0   1   1   4.15 1978 NY  A
Total            Splits   12   9   1   0   2   1   63     57   262   9   24   23   17   4   33   2   2   2   0   0   8   1   3   5   5   3   3.29 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1967 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   0    5      4    18   1    1    1    0   0    4   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   1.80 1967 AL   
1970 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    0.1    3     4   1    3    3    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  81.00 1970 AL   
1973 AL    Daily Splits    1   1   0   0   0   0    1.1    1     5   0    0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1973 AL   
1974 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    2      2     9   1    1    1    1   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.50 1974 AL   
1975 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    2      3     9   0    2    2    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   9.00 1975 AL   
1976 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    2      2     8   1    2    2    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   9.00 1976 AL   
Total            Splits    6   1   0   0   1   0   12.2   15    53   4    9    9    1   0   13   1   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   2   6.39 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1965 KC  A Daily   P   32   20    3   133       4   16    2    1   0    2    1   11    0  .909
1966 KC  A Daily   P   30   25    4   176.2    10   14    3    1   0    2    8    9    0  .889
1967 KC  A Daily   P   35   35   13   259.2    15   16    1    1   0    2    6   11    0  .969
1967 KC  A        1B    1    0    0     0.1     0    0    0    0   0                         -
1968 OAK A Daily   P   36   34   11   234      16   20    4    0   0    2    7   12    0  .900
1969 OAK A Daily   P   38   35   10   247      17   32    0    4   0    6   13   10    1 1.000
1970 OAK A Daily   P   40   40    9   262.1    17   24    1    3   0    0    7   19    0  .976
1971 OAK A Daily   P   37   37   16   273.2    15   26    0    1   0    2    4   20    1 1.000
1972 OAK A Daily   P   38   37   16   295.1    23   30    2    1   0    1    3   18    0  .964
1973 OAK A Daily   P   36   36   11   256.1    11   24    1    0   0    0   18    5    3  .972
1974 OAK A Daily   P   41   41   21   318.1    25   27    3    1   0    1   19   14    1  .945
1975 NY  A Daily   P   39   39   30   328      23   26    3    0   0    1   14   15    0  .942
1976 NY  A Daily   P   36   36   20   298.2    24   30    2    2   0    1   14   24    1  .964
1977 NY  A Daily   P   22   22    8   143.1     4   11    0    1   0    1    5   21    0 1.000
1978 NY  A Daily   P   21   20    5   118      11   13    0    0   0    1    6    7    0 1.000
1979 NY  A Daily   P   19   19    1   105      10   10    1    0   0    1    7    6    1  .952
Total              P  500  476  178  3449.1   225  319   23   16   0   23  132  202    8  .959
Total             1B    1    0    0     0.1     0    0    0    0   0                         -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1971 OAK A Daily   P    1    1    1     8       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1972 OAK A Daily   P    2    2    0    15.1     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1973 OAK A Daily   P    2    2    1    16.1     1    0    0    0   0    0    1    0    0 1.000
1974 OAK A Daily   P    2    2    0    11.2     3    2    0    0   0    1    1    0    0 1.000
1976 NY  A Daily   P    2    2    1    12       0    3    0    0   0    0    2    0    0 1.000
1978 NY  A Daily   P    1    1    0     6       0    1    0    0   0    0    1    1    0 1.000
Total              P   10   10    3    69.1     4    6    0    0   0    1    5    1    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1972 OAK A Daily   P    3    2    0    16       0    3    1    0   0    0    0    1    0  .750
1973 OAK A Daily   P    2    2    0    13.1     1    2    1    0   0    0    0    0    0  .750
1974 OAK A Daily   P    2    1    0     7.2     1    1    0    0   0    0    0    2    0 1.000
1976 NY  A Daily   P    1    1    1     8.2     0    1    0    0   0    0    1    2    0 1.000
1977 NY  A Daily   P    2    1    0     4.1     1    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
1978 NY  A Daily   P    2    2    0    13       2    0    0    0   0    0    1    1    0 1.000
Total              P   12    9    1    63       5    7    2    0   0    0    2    6    0  .857
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1967 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     5       1    0    0    1   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
1970 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     0.1     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1973 AL    Daily   P    1    1    0     1.1     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1974 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1975 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1976 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Total              P    6    1    0    12.2     1    0    0    1   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

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Signed as an amateur free agent by Kansas City Athletics (June 8, 1964).

Granted free agency (December 16, 1974).

Signed by New York Yankees (December 31, 1974).


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