Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Catfish Hunter

A lot of people don't know that I used to collect Catfish cards. Every card show I used to go to I would ask the dealers "What do you have for Catfish Hunter Cards?" I don't know why I ever quit collecting him, I guess I just moved on to other players. Still, I always liked the " Catfish" he was one of my favorite players. This 1967 Topps card of Jim Hunter alias "Catfish" on the back says, "the righthander had one heck of a year as a sophomore in 1966. Jim was named the opening day pitcher for the Athletics and although he hurled a brilliant four-hitter he was defeated by the Minnesota Twins,2-1. One of the K.C. kiddie corps, twenty-year old Jim hunter was named to the 1966 All-Star squad. Appearing in thirty ballgames, the hurler was the second most active man on the pitching staff. Jim topped the Athletics' squad with 103 strikeouts and finished second on the staff in complete ballgames.


mmosley said...

Have you ever heard Bob Dylan's song about him? Check it out.

Bart McClaughry said...

Thanks,that was cool song!