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Catfish HunterTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1979 MLB Years: 1965-1979
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-500, 1B-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Augustus Hunter
Height6-0Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 8,1946PlaceHertford,North Carolina
Death DateSeptember 9,1999 [53.154]
High SchoolPerquimans County (Hertford,NC)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1964 by the Kansas City Athletics.
Signing Bonus$75,000Signing ScoutsClyde Kluttz
MLB DebutMay 13,1965 [19.035]
OrganizationsOAK [7] NYA [5] KC1 [3] Awards3Awards Voting9-485
TBC Player ID13148Retrosheet IDhuntj101MLBAM ID116334
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Kansas City Athletics in 1966, Oakland Athletics in 1968,1973-1974 and New York Yankees in 1976-1977 ... Threw a perfect game on May 8,1968 against the Minnesota Twins ... The Oakland Athletics retired his #27 on June 9, 1991
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts47Walks74Hittable70SO/BB67vsPower70Hitting42Durability90Team.539Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1965Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127S/R19884.263220123220133.012468632146822101.288.391.423.115.551.78.5004.37
1966Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127S/R209114.02302554000176.2158877917641032201.268.050.873.265.251.61.4503.73
1967Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127ST2113172.813535013500259.2209918116841964101.137.240.552.916.792.33.4332.80
1968Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27ST2213133.353634211221234.0210998729691720101.198.081.122.656.622.49.5003.41
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27ST2312153.353835310300247.0210999234851508001.197.651.243.105.471.76.4444.12
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27ST2418143.81404009100262.025312411132741786101.258.681.102.546.112.41.5633.71
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27ST2521112.963737016400273.22251039027801812001.117.400.892.635.952.26.6563.29
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27ST262172.043837116510295.0200746721701913000.916.090.642.135.822.73.7502.74
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27ST272153.343636011300256.02221059539691242001.147.791.372.424.351.80.8084.38
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27ST2825122.494141023600318.0268978825461431000.997.580.711.304.043.11.6763.13
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya29ST2923142.583939030700328.02481079425831777001.016.800.692.284.862.13.6223.26
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya29ST3017153.533636021200298.226812611728681736001.128.080.842.055.212.54.5313.38
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya29ST31994.71222208100143.013783752947522101.288.601.822.953.271.11.5005.63
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya29ST321263.58212015110118.09849471635562001.137.471.222.674.271.60.6674.29
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya29ST33295.31191901000105.012868621534342001.5410.971.292.912.911.00.1824.91
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter2241663.265004762418142613446.1295813801248374954201249701.137.720.982.495.252.11.5741.07
Oakland Athletics Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter131773.0026626069624311885.01588701630207493113922201.107.570.992.355.432.31.630-
New York Yankees Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter63533.581371361651110992.187943339511326749219101.157.971.022.424.461.84.543-
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter30363.5397801720720568.0491246223541943818401.207.760.853.076.021.96.455-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14113.263230212300220.0189888024611283001.137.720.982.495.252.11.5601.07

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127p1932403610010001406000.150.150.175.3257146.231.025.025.1450.0030.430.000.000.0016.67
1966Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127p2030595911041032103000.153.194.203.39712265.237.050.119.1814.6232.317.000.000.0022.22
1967Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127p21379291840260003202001.196.196.304.50028694.276.108.109.2240.0034.040.002.1346.0033.33
1968Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27p22398291930180001908000.232.232.305.53725490.290.073.073.2440.0021.110.001.1182.0021.05
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27p23428551920190012401205.224.227.282.50924389.290.058.071.2291.1226.9724.001.1285.0015.79
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27p244390101841160022306101.200.215.300.51527699.254.100.122.2292.0223.2311.501.0190.0033.33
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27p25381031436111121021104003.350.362.408.770423109.385.058.087.3501.8310.095.500.92103.008.33
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27p263910552300050001609200.219.215.219.434230116.253.000.000.1960.0013.790.000.000.000.00
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27p273710100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.9140.000.000.000.000.000.00
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya29p30361000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter373658601491636512081600395010.226.234.287.52118925710.288.061.076.0001.1322.5420.000.85109.6716.78
Oakland Athletics Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2384664311610244010593028509.249.254.305.55914216504.299.056.069.0000.9918.4518.600.79116.5013.79
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter9919117336121110367011001.173.186.246.432479205.254.073.094.0001.4632.6822.330.9895.5027.27
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter361000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16228626657132210369017204.226.234.287.5218211308.288.061.076.0001.1322.5420.000.85109.6716.78

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1965Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc119P32-133416212220.9090.630.15-----32100.019.8
1966Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc120P30-1761014312724.8890.800.14-----30100.018.8
1967Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc121P35-2591516113231.9690.890.12-----3794.621.7
1967Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1211B1---------------372.70.6
1968Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22P36-23416204-4036.9001.000.15-----3992.322.2
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23P38-2471732-449491.0001.290.20-----4290.523.5
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24P40-2621724134241.9761.030.16-----4393.024.7
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25P37-2731526-141411.0001.110.15-----3897.423.0
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26P38-2952330215553.9641.390.1818385.713997.424.5
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27P36-25611241-3635.9720.970.1451821.7-3797.322.2
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28P41-3182527315552.9451.270.16-----41100.025.3
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya29P39-32823263-5249.9421.260.15-----39100.024.4
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya30P36-2982430225654.9641.500.18-----36100.022.6
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya31P22-143411-115151.0000.680.10-----22100.013.6
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya32P21-1181113--24241.0001.140.20-----21100.012.9
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya33P19-10510101-2120.9521.050.19-----19100.011.9
MLB Totals for P - 15 season(s)-   P500-34452253192316567544.9591.090.16232152.315000.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1965Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc11932----------
1966Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc12030----------
1967Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc12135-1--------
1968Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2236----------
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2338----------
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2440----------
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2537----------
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2638----------
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2736----------
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2841----------
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya2939----------
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya3036----------
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya3122----------
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya3221----------
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya3319----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1971Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB25015.631108.0752601.137.880.002.256.753.000.00.000
1972Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB26001.1720015.11025900.995.870.002.935.281.800.00.000
1972Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB26202.8130016.012561101.136.750.003.386.191.830.001.000
1973Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB27201.6521016.11235601.066.610.002.763.311.200.001.000
1973Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB27102.0320013.11134601.157.430.002.704.051.500.001.000
1974Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB28114.6320011.21162601.168.490.001.544.633.000.00.500
1974Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB28101.172017.2512500.975.870.002.355.872.500.001.000
1976New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB30114.5021012.01061500.927.500.000.753.755.000.00.500
1976New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB30013.121108.21034501.7110.380.004.155.191.250.00.000
1977New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB310110.382004.1650101.4612.460.000.002.0800.00.000
1978New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB32004.501006.0733501.6710.500.004.507.501.670.00.000
1978New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB32114.1520013.01361501.089.000.000.693.465.000.00.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 6 yrs433.2510010300069.35702501837001.087.400.002.344.802.060.00.571
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 6 yrs533.2912012100163.05702301733001.178.140.002.434.711.940.00.625

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB2513000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1972Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB2626010000000200000.167.167.167.334106.250.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1972Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2635010001002100000.200.429.200.629107.250.000.40028.5714.290.500.000.000.00
1973Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2725000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
1974Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2822000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs39010000000300000.111.111.111.222109.167.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs712010001002600000.083.214.083.2971014.167.000.16714.2942.863.000.000.000.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1974American League Cy Young Award1
1975American League Player of the Week (September 1-September 7)1
1978American League Player of the Week (July 31-August 6)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1974-12-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1974-12-16Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1964-06-08ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.