Catfish Hunter

Death Date9/9/1999
Debut Year1965
Year of Induction1987
Teams Athletics, Yankees
Position Pitcher

A five-time World Series champion, Jim “Catfish” Hunter was the first pitcher since 1915 to win 200 games by his 31st birthday.

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In the collection:

Questionnaire filled out and signed by Catfish Hunter

Questionnaire filled out and signed by Catfish Hunter

A 20-game winner each season from 1971-1975 Catfish Hunter was also a five-time World Series champ. In the collection is this questionnaire filled and in Hunter’s hand and signed by the Hall of Fame pitcher at the bottom. Hunter reveals that his father was his inspiration, Dick Williams his fa
Small card signed by Jim

Small card signed by Jim "Catfish" Hunter

The 1974 Cy Young Award winner, Catfish Hunter led the league with 25 wins and a 2.49 ERA and 0.986 WHIP that season. He also won nine post-season contests including five in the Fall Classic. Hunter was a key member of five World Series champions from 1972-1978, winning three in a row with Oakland

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