Jim "Catfish" Hunter
This autograph for sale - $25.00
Jim "Catfish" Hunter was a pitcher for the A's, first in Kansas City and then in Oakland from 1965 to 1974. Hunter pitched for the New York Yankees from 1975 until 1979.
Jim "Catfish" Hunter pitched with precision, not speed, and was one of three pitchers to win 200 games before they were 31 years old. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of fame in 1987 with over 76 percent of the vote.
In 1974, Jim "Catfish" Hunter had a record of 25-12 with a league leading 2.49 earned run average winning both the Player of the Year and Cy Young awards. Between 1972 and 1974 the A's won three World Championships and Hunter won 20 games or more each season and had four World Series wins without a loss.
In 1975, Jim "Catfish" Hunter became the highest paid pitcher in baseball when he signed with the New York Yankees. He led the league with 23 wins the first year as a Yankee, becoming the last pitcher to win 20 or more games for five seasons in a row. In 1977 and 1978 he helped lead the Yankees to two World Championships.
Jim "Catfish" Hunter had to retire in 1978 from the effects of diabetes. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987 with over 76% of the vote.
Jim "Catfish" Hunter died at the age of 53, on September 9, 1999.
Purchase information - Only $25.00
I accept payments by Paypal, checks or money orders.
This autograph is available for purchase subject to still being available. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to determine availability. We will hold items for a reasonable time until the purchase can be completed. The price shown include shipping by first class US mail, postal insurance and packaging.