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James Mac Gregor Hunter

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On June 3, 1985 The Montreal Expos drafted Jim Hunter in the first round (10th) pick of the amateur draft (secondary phase). The righthander pitched his first season with the Jamestown Expos, winning 3 and losing 3, while pitching 70 innings in 14 games for a 2.80 ERA.

In 1986 Hunter was with the class A Burlington Expos and his contract was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers mid-way in the season and he finised up the year with the Beloit Brewers. Jim had a combined record of 6 wins and 8 losses with a 4.02 ERA for the year. He spent 1987 with the Stockton Ports and the El Paso Diablos again combining for a 11 win 6 loss and a 3.53 ERA.

1988 and 1989 he was in the Texas League with the El Paso Diablos going 8-11 with a 567 ERA in '88 and 7-10 with a 4.19 ERA in '89. In 1990 he worked for both the Denver Zephyrs and El Paso, combining again for a 12 win 11 loss record and a 4.31 ERA.

After spending the early part of 1991 with the Denver Zephyrs where he went 7-4 with a 3.30 ERA The Milwaukee Brewers gave him his chance in the big leagues and the 27 year old appeared in 8 games, starting 6 of those, and posted an 0-5 record with a 7.26 ERA. Hunter was granted free agency that same October, and did not play for another Major League club.

Hunter spent the next 4 years in the minors with several different clubs and although he built a 17-14 record with a 4.11 ERA he was unable to get back to the majors.

Hunter spent 11 years in professional baseball from 1985 through 1995. He was 31 years of age when he stepped down from the game.

Major and Minor League Career Pitching Statistics

League Y W L GP IP H ER BB ERA
All 11 71 72 261 1,220 1,346 135 463 4.23

After Hunter's baseball career came to a close he became a teacher of Java Programming and Computer Applications at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia.


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