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Catfish Hunter

James Augustus Hunter (Jim)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 8, 1946 in Hertford, NC
High School: Perquimans HS (Perquimans, NC)
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 13, 1965 (Age 19.035, 9,970th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees 1965-1979
Agents: J. Carlton Cherry [*]
Final Game: September 17, 1979 (Age 33.162)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1987 (315/413 ballots).
   View Catfish Hunter Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 9, 1999 in Hertford, NC
Buried: Cedarwood Cemetery, Hertford, NC
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 27, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #147. Dizzy Trout… #148. Charlie Hough… #149. Freddie Fitzsimmons… #150. CATFISH HUNTER… #151. Jeff Pfeffer… #152. George Uhle… #153. Nig Cuppy… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1965 19 KCA AL 8 8 .500 4.26 32 20 2 3 2 0 133.0 124 68 63 21 46 5 82 2 1 2 567 82 4.42 1.278 8.4 1.4 3.1 5.5 1.78
1966 ★ 20 KCA AL 9 11 .450 4.02 30 25 0 4 0 0 176.2 158 87 79 17 64 4 103 2 2 2 740 85 3.76 1.257 8.0 0.9 3.3 5.2 1.61 AS
1967 ★ 21 KCA AL 13 17 .433 2.81 35 35 0 13 5 0 259.2 209 91 81 16 84 6 196 2 1 4 1053 114 2.82 1.128 7.2 0.6 2.9 6.8 2.33 AS
1968 22 OAK AL 13 13 .500 3.35 36 34 2 11 2 1 234.0 210 99 87 29 69 10 172 4 1 0 968 83 3.46 1.192 8.1 1.1 2.7 6.6 2.49
1969 23 OAK AL 12 15 .444 3.35 38 35 0 10 3 0 247.0 210 99 92 34 85 1 150 5 0 8 1002 102 4.18 1.194 7.7 1.2 3.1 5.5 1.76
1970 ★ 24 OAK AL 18 14 .563 3.81 40 40 0 9 1 0 262.1 253 124 111 32 74 3 178 9 1 6 1116 93 3.82 1.247 8.7 1.1 2.5 6.1 2.41 AS
1971 25 OAK AL 21 11 .656 2.96 37 37 0 16 4 0 273.2 225 103 90 27 80 7 181 4 0 2 1109 113 3.33 1.114 7.4 0.9 2.6 6.0 2.26 MVP-28
1972 ★ 26 OAK AL 21 7 .750 2.04 38 37 1 16 5 0 295.1 200 74 67 21 70 6 191 3 0 3 1148 140 2.77 0.914 6.1 0.6 2.1 5.8 2.73 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1973 ★ 27 OAK AL 21 5 .808 3.34 36 36 0 11 3 0 256.1 222 105 95 39 69 1 124 1 0 2 1040 107 4.40 1.135 7.8 1.4 2.4 4.4 1.80 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
1974 ★ 28 OAK AL 25 12 .676 2.49 41 41 0 23 6 0 318.1 268 97 88 25 46 2 143 4 0 1 1240 134 3.17 0.986 7.6 0.7 1.3 4.0 3.11 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1975 ★ 29 NYY AL 23 14 .622 2.58 39 39 0 30 7 0 328.0 248 107 94 25 83 4 177 5 0 7 1294 144 3.30 1.009 6.8 0.7 2.3 4.9 2.13 AS,CYA-2,MVP-12
1976 ★ 30 NYY AL 17 15 .531 3.53 36 36 0 21 2 0 298.2 268 126 117 28 68 5 173 3 0 6 1210 98 3.41 1.125 8.1 0.8 2.0 5.2 2.54 AS
1977 31 NYY AL 9 9 .500 4.71 22 22 0 8 1 0 143.1 137 83 75 29 47 3 52 3 1 2 608 84 5.69 1.284 8.6 1.8 3.0 3.3 1.11
1978 32 NYY AL 12 6 .667 3.58 21 20 1 5 1 0 118.0 98 49 47 16 35 0 56 1 0 2 477 102 4.31 1.127 7.5 1.2 2.7 4.3 1.60
1979 33 NYY AL 2 9 .182 5.31 19 19 0 1 0 0 105.0 128 68 62 15 34 0 34 1 0 2 460 77 4.94 1.543 11.0 1.3 2.9 2.9 1.00
15 Yrs 224 166 .574 3.26 500 476 6 181 42 1 3449.1 2958 1380 1248 374 954 57 2012 49 7 49 14032 104 3.66 1.134 7.7 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.11
162 Game Avg. 16 12 .574 3.26 35 33 0 13 3 0 240 206 96 87 26 66 4 140 3 0 3 978 104 3.66 1.134 7.7 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.11
OAK (10 yrs) 161 113 .588 3.13 363 340 5 116 31 1 2456.1 2079 947 853 261 687 45 1520 36 6 30 9983 105 3.54 1.126 7.6 1.0 2.5 5.6 2.21
NYY (5 yrs) 63 53 .543 3.58 137 136 1 65 11 0 993.0 879 433 395 113 267 12 492 13 1 19 4049 103 3.97 1.154 8.0 1.0 2.4 4.5 1.84
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1965 19 KCA AL 133.0 32 20 68 4.60 4.03 -0.22 0.04 100.3 4.30 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.6 5 .485 .497 $3,000
1966 ★ 20 KCA AL 176.2 30 25 87 4.43 3.96 0.14 0.06 98.9 3.84 -9 -1.0 1.3 -0.1 0.4 2 .466 .494 $4,800 AS
1967 ★ 21 KCA AL 259.2 35 35 91 3.15 3.75 0.05 0.07 98.6 3.71 20 2.5 -0.1 4.7 35 .572 .516 $13,500 AS
1968 22 OAK AL 234.0 36 34 99 3.81 3.40 0.08 0.05 94.7 3.20 -13 -1.6 1.1 -0.1 0.4 1 .455 .490 $23,500
1969 23 OAK AL 247.0 38 35 99 3.61 4.03 0.23 0.06 94.5 3.65 2 0.3 2.6 -0.1 2.4 22 .507 .502 $21,500
1970 ★ 24 OAK AL 262.1 40 40 124 4.25 4.15 0.25 0.07 94.9 3.76 -12 -1.3 -0.1 1.0 8 .467 .492 AS
1971 25 OAK AL 273.2 37 37 103 3.39 3.84 0.28 0.06 96.2 3.48 2 0.3 -0.1 2.7 25 .508 .502 MVP-28
1972 ★ 26 OAK AL 295.1 38 37 74 2.26 3.41 0.32 0.05 91.3 2.87 22 2.9 2.1 -0.2 5.6 43 .577 .518 $50,000 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1973 ★ 27 OAK AL 256.1 36 36 105 3.69 4.22 0.51 0.13 93.6 3.59 -5 -0.6 -0.1 1.8 21 .484 .497 $75,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
1974 ★ 28 OAK AL 318.1 41 41 97 2.74 4.09 0.24 0.12 92.9 3.69 34 4.0 -0.2 6.9 62 .597 .525 $100,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1975 ★ 29 NYY AL 328.0 39 39 107 2.94 4.34 0.24 0.13 97.7 4.13 44 5.1 -0.2 8.1 74 .630 .531 $640,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-12
1976 ★ 30 NYY AL 298.2 36 36 126 3.80 3.96 0.57 0.12 97.6 3.43 -11 -1.2 -0.2 1.5 14 .465 .492 $640,000 AS
1977 31 NYY AL 143.1 22 22 83 5.21 4.42 0.28 0.14 97.0 4.15 -17 -1.7 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .423 .490 $640,000
1978 32 NYY AL 118.0 21 20 49 3.74 4.20 0.29 0.12 94.4 3.82 1 0.1 .0 -0.1 1.2 12 .505 .501 $640,000
1979 33 NYY AL 105.0 19 19 68 5.83 4.71 0.16 0.15 96.8 4.56 -15 -1.4 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .426 .491 $640,000
15 Seasons 3449.1 500 476 1380 3.60 3.99 0.25 0.09 95.7 3.67 37 5.8 1.3 -1.8 36.6 318 .512 .504 $3,491,300
OAK (10 yrs) 2456.1 363 340 947 3.47 3.88 0.22 0.07 95.1 3.56 36 5.0 1.3 -1.3 26.6 224 .514 .504 $291,300
NYY (5 yrs) 993.0 137 136 433 3.92 4.26 0.34 0.13 97.1 3.93 1 0.9 .0 -0.5 10.0 94 .506 .504 $3,200,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1971 25 OAK AL ALCS L BAL 0 1 .000 5.63 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 7 5 5 4 2 0 6 0 0 0 32 1.125 7.9 4.5 2.3 6.8 3.00
1972 26 OAK AL ALCS W DET 0 0 1.17 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.1 10 2 2 2 5 1 9 0 0 0 60 0.978 5.9 1.2 2.9 5.3 1.80
1972 ❍ 26 OAK AL WS W CIN 2 0 1.000 2.81 3 2 0 0 0 0 16.0 12 5 5 2 6 2 11 0 0 1 67 1.125 6.8 1.1 3.4 6.2 1.83
1973 27 OAK AL ALCS W BAL 2 0 1.000 1.65 2 2 0 1 1 0 16.1 12 3 3 0 5 1 6 1 0 0 66 1.041 6.6 0.0 2.8 3.3 1.20
1973 ❍ 27 OAK AL WS W NYM 1 0 1.000 2.03 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.1 11 3 3 1 4 1 6 0 0 1 56 1.125 7.4 0.7 2.7 4.1 1.50
1974 28 OAK AL ALCS W BAL 1 1 .500 4.63 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 11 6 6 3 2 0 6 0 0 0 45 1.114 8.5 2.3 1.5 4.6 3.00
1974 ❍ 28 OAK AL WS W LAD 1 0 1.000 1.17 2 1 1 0 0 1 7.2 5 1 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 30 0.913 5.9 1.2 2.3 5.9 2.50
1976 30 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 1 1 .500 4.50 2 2 0 1 0 0 12.0 10 6 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 45 0.917 7.5 0.0 0.8 3.8 5.00
1976 30 NYY AL WS L CIN 0 1 .000 3.12 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.2 10 4 3 0 4 1 5 0 0 0 40 1.615 10.4 0.0 4.2 5.2 1.25
1977 ❍ 31 NYY AL WS W LAD 0 1 .000 10.38 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 6 5 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 1.385 12.5 6.2 0.0 2.1
1978 32 NYY AL ALCS W KCR 0 0 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 3 3 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 26 1.667 10.5 4.5 4.5 7.5 1.67
1978 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS W LAD 1 1 .500 4.15 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.0 13 6 6 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 50 1.077 9.0 1.4 0.7 3.5 5.00
7 Yrs (12 Series) 9 6 .600 3.26 22 19 2 4 1 1 132.1 114 49 48 21 35 6 70 1 0 2 536 1.126 7.8 1.4 2.4 4.8 2.00
6 ALCS 4 3 .571 3.25 10 10 0 3 1 0 69.1 57 25 25 12 18 2 37 1 0 0 274 1.082 7.4 1.6 2.3 4.8 2.06
6 WS 5 3 .625 3.29 12 9 2 1 0 1 63.0 57 24 23 9 17 4 33 0 0 2 262 1.175 8.1 1.3 2.4 4.7 1.94

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1965 19 KCA AL 32 46 40 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 .150 .150 .175 .325 -7 7 0 0 6 0 0 1
1966 ★ 20 KCA AL 30 65 59 5 9 1 1 0 4 1 0 3 21 .153 .194 .203 .397 16 12 0 0 3 0 0 1 AS
1967 ★ 21 KCA AL 37 94 92 9 18 4 0 2 6 0 0 0 32 .196 .196 .304 .500 47 28 1 0 2 0 0 1/3 AS
1968 22 OAK AL 39 90 82 9 19 3 0 1 8 0 0 0 19 .232 .232 .305 .537 66 25 0 0 8 0 0 1
1969 23 OAK AL 42 89 85 5 19 2 0 1 9 0 0 1 24 .224 .227 .282 .510 45 24 5 0 1 2 0 1
1970 ★ 24 OAK AL 43 99 90 10 18 4 1 1 6 0 0 2 23 .200 .215 .300 .515 43 27 1 0 6 1 0 1 AS
1971 25 OAK AL 38 109 103 14 36 1 1 1 12 1 0 2 11 .350 .362 .408 .770 120 42 3 0 4 0 0 1 MVP-28
1972 ★ 26 OAK AL 39 116 105 5 23 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 16 .219 .215 .219 .434 33 23 0 0 9 2 0 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1973 ★ 27 OAK AL 37 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 479 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
1974 ★ 28 OAK AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1975 ★ 29 NYY AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-12
1976 ★ 30 NYY AL 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1977 31 NYY AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 32 NYY AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 33 NYY AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Yrs 515 710 658 60 149 16 3 6 51 2 0 8 160 .226 .234 .287 .521 52 189 10 0 39 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 223 207 19 47 5 1 2 16 1 0 3 50 .226 .234 .287 .521 52 59 3 0 12 2 0
OAK (10 yrs) 378 709 657 60 149 16 3 6 51 2 0 8 160 .227 .234 .288 .522 53 189 10 0 39 5 0
NYY (5 yrs) 137 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1965 19 KCA AL 32 46 -5 -0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $3,000 1
1966 ★ 20 KCA AL 30 65 -7 0 0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 $4,800 1 AS
1967 ★ 21 KCA AL 37 94 -4 0 -0 0 10 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .519 .504 0.7 -0.0 6 $13,500 1/3 AS
1968 22 OAK AL 39 90 -0 0 1 0 9 10 1.1 0 10 1.1 .530 .507 1.2 -0.0 10 $23,500 1
1969 23 OAK AL 42 89 -7 0 -1 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .509 .502 0.4 -0.0 3 $21,500 1
1970 ★ 24 OAK AL 43 99 -6 0 -0 0 12 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .516 .504 0.7 -0.0 6 1 AS
1971 25 OAK AL 38 109 2 0 -0 0 12 14 1.6 0 14 1.6 .542 .510 1.6 -0.0 14 1 MVP-28
1972 ★ 26 OAK AL 39 116 -9 -1 0 0 12 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .502 0.2 -0.0 2 $50,000 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1973 ★ 27 OAK AL 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 0.1 1 $75,000 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
1974 ★ 28 OAK AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $100,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1975 ★ 29 NYY AL 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $640,000 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-12
1976 ★ 30 NYY AL 36 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $640,000 1 AS
1977 31 NYY AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $640,000 1
1978 32 NYY AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $640,000 1
1979 33 NYY AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $640,000 1
15 Seasons 515 710 -35 1 -1 0 79 43 4.8 0 43 4.8 .510 .502 5.0 -0.0 43 $3,491,300
OAK (10 yrs) 378 709 -35 1 -1 0 78 43 4.7 0 43 4.7 .513 .503 4.9 -0.1 43 $291,300
NYY (5 yrs) 137 1 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $3,200,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1971 25 OAK AL ALCS BAL L 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 26 OAK AL ALCS DET W 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
1972 ❍ 26 OAK AL WS CIN W 3 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .200 .429 .200 .629 1 0 0 0 0 0
1973 27 OAK AL ALCS BAL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 ❍ 27 OAK AL WS NYM W 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 28 OAK AL ALCS BAL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 ❍ 28 OAK AL WS LAD W 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1976 30 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 30 NYY AL WS CIN L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 ❍ 31 NYY AL WS LAD W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 32 NYY AL ALCS KCR W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS LAD W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs (12 Series) 22 24 21 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .095 .174 .095 .269 2 0 0 1 0 0
6 ALCS 10 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 WS 12 15 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .083 .214 .083 .298 1 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1965 KCA AL 19 P 32 20 3 133.0 22 4 16 2 1 .909 1.35 0.63 .951 2.04 2.03 11 1 8% 34% 0
1966 KCA AL 20 P 30 25 4 176.2 27 10 14 3 1 .889 1.22 0.80 .952 1.99 1.98 9 8 47% 38% 0 AS
1967 KCA AL 21 P 35 35 13 259.2 32 15 16 1 1 .969 1.07 0.89 .957 1.96 1.96 11 6 35% 41% 0 AS
1967 KCA AL 21 1B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 8.10 9.60 AS
1968 OAK AL 22 P 36 34 11 234.0 40 16 20 4 0 .900 1.38 1.00 .957 1.89 1.88 12 7 37% 37% 0
1969 OAK AL 23 P 38 35 10 247.0 49 17 32 0 4 1.000 1.79 1.29 .951 1.88 1.88 10 13 57% 36% 1
1970 OAK AL 24 P 40 40 9 262.1 42 17 24 1 3 .976 1.41 1.03 .951 1.86 1.85 19 7 27% 39% 0 AS
1971 OAK AL 25 P 37 37 16 273.2 41 15 26 0 1 1.000 1.35 1.11 .958 1.98 1.97 20 4 17% 39% 1 MVP-28
1972 OAK AL 26 P 38 37 16 295.1 55 23 30 2 1 .964 1.62 1.39 .950 1.86 1.85 18 3 14% 39% 0 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
1973 OAK AL 27 P 36 36 11 256.1 36 11 24 1 0 .972 1.23 0.97 .951 1.86 1.85 5 18 78% 38% 3 AS,CYA-3,MVP-10
1974 OAK AL 28 P 41 41 23 318.1 55 25 27 3 1 .945 1.47 1.27 .947 1.81 1.80 14 19 58% 38% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1975 NYY AL 29 P 39 39 30 328.0 52 23 26 3 0 .942 1.34 1.26 .940 1.87 1.86 15 14 48% 38% 0 AS,CYA-2,MVP-12
1976 NYY AL 30 P 36 36 21 298.2 56 24 30 2 2 .964 1.63 1.50 .950 1.87 1.88 24 14 37% 34% 1 AS
1977 NYY AL 31 P 22 22 8 143.1 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 0.94 0.68 .948 1.95 1.93 21 5 19% 39% 0
1978 NYY AL 32 P 21 20 5 118.0 24 11 13 0 0 1.000 1.83 1.14 .954 1.90 1.88 7 6 46% 38% 0
1979 NYY AL 33 P 19 19 1 105.0 21 10 10 1 0 .952 1.71 1.05 .949 1.92 1.89 6 7 54% 36% 1
15 Seasons P 500 476 181 3449.1 567 225 319 23 16 .959 1.42 1.09 .951 1.90 1.90 202 132 40% 37% 8
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 8.10 9.60
15 Seasons TOT 501 476 181 3449.2 567 225 319 23 16 .959 1.42 1.09 .951 1.90 1.91 202 132 40% 37% 8
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1985 BBWAA (53.7%)
1986 BBWAA (68.0%)
1987 BBWAA (76.3%)
Selected to HOF in 1987 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (28, 0%)
1972 AL (11, 17%)
1973 AL (10, 14%)
1974 AL (6, 32%)
1975 AL (12, 9%)
0.72 Career Shares (342nd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (4, 22%)
1973 AL (3, 43%)
1974 AL (1, 75%)
1975 AL (2, 62%)
1 Cy Young
2.02 Career Shares (15th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 Sep 7th AL Player of the Week
1978 Aug 6th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1967 AL  5.3 (10th)
1974 AL  6.9 (8th)
1975 AL  8.1 (3rd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1967 AL  4.7 (5th)
1972 AL  5.6 (6th)
1974 AL  6.9 (6th)
1975 AL  8.1 (3rd)
Career  36.6 (197th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1972 AL  2.04 (3rd)
1974 AL  2.49 (1st)
1975 AL  2.58 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
1970 AL  18 (8th)
1971 AL  21 (4th)
1972 AL  21 (4th)
1973 AL  21 (4th)
1974 AL  25 (1st)
1975 AL  23 (1st)
1976 AL  17 (8th)
Career  224 (68th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1971 AL  .656 (8th)
1972 AL  .750 (1st)
1973 AL  .808 (1st)
1974 AL  .676 (3rd)
1978 AL  .667 (9th)
Career  .574 (214th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 AL  1.114 (7th)
1972 AL  0.914 (2nd)
1973 AL  1.135 (3rd)
1974 AL  0.986 (1st)
1975 AL  1.009 (1st)
1976 AL  1.125 (6th)
Career  1.134 (45th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 AL  7.244 (7th)
1971 AL  7.400 (9th)
1972 AL  6.095 (2nd)
1973 AL  7.795 (6th)
1974 AL  7.577 (5th)
1975 AL  6.805 (1st)
Career  7.718 (56th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1970 AL  2.539 (9th)
1972 AL  2.133 (8th)
1973 AL  2.423 (8th)
1974 AL  1.301 (2nd)
1975 AL  2.277 (5th)
1976 AL  2.049 (8th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1976 AL  5.213 (8th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1967 AL  259.7 (6th)
1970 AL  262.3 (10th)
1972 AL  295.3 (4th)
1974 AL  318.3 (5th)
1975 AL  328.0 (1st)
1976 AL  298.7 (2nd)
Career  3,449.3 (76th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1967 AL  196 (8th)
1968 AL  172 (10th)
1970 AL  178 (9th)
1971 AL  181 (10th)
1972 AL  191 (8th)
1975 AL  177 (7th)
1976 AL  173 (5th)
Career  2,012 (71st)

Games Started s c a p y
1968 AL  34 (10th)
1970 AL  40 (1st)
1972 AL  37 (9th)
1974 AL  41 (2nd)
1975 AL  39 (3rd)
1976 AL  36 (7th)
Career  476 (61st)

Complete Games s c a p y
1967 AL  13 (4th)
1968 AL  11 (9th)
1971 AL  16 (9th)
1972 AL  16 (7th)
1974 AL  23 (6th)
1975 AL  30 (1st)
1976 AL  21 (4th)
Career  181 (169th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1967 AL  5 (6th)
1969 AL  3 (10th)
1971 AL  4 (7th)
1972 AL  5 (7th)
1974 AL  6 (2nd)
1975 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  42 (38th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  29 (2nd)
1969 AL  34 (2nd)
1970 AL  32 (3rd)
1971 AL  27 (7th)
1972 AL  21 (9th)
1973 AL  39 (1st)
1974 AL  25 (8th)
1975 AL  25 (8th)
1976 AL  28 (1st)
1977 AL  29 (5th)
Career  374 (19th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  954 (131st)

Hits s c a p y
1967 AL  209 (6th)
1968 AL  210 (6th)
1970 AL  253 (7th)
1976 AL  268 (4th)
Career  2,958 (133rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1970 AL  2.405 (6th)
1972 AL  2.729 (6th)
1974 AL  3.109 (3rd)
1975 AL  2.133 (7th)
1976 AL  2.544 (8th)
Career  2.109 (249th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1967 AL  0.555 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1967 AL  17 (3rd)
1969 AL  15 (8th)
1970 AL  14 (10th)
1976 AL  15 (8th)
Career  166 (100th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1968 AL  87 (1st)
1970 AL  111 (4th)
1976 AL  117 (1st)
Career  1,248 (102nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1970 AL  9 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1967 AL  1,053 (7th)
1970 AL  1,116 (9th)
1972 AL  1,148 (6th)
1974 AL  1,240 (8th)
1975 AL  1,294 (1st)
1976 AL  1,210 (4th)
Career  14,032 (88th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1972 AL  140 (5th)
1974 AL  134 (4th)
1975 AL  144 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1967 AL  2.82 (8th)
1974 AL  3.17 (8th)
1975 AL  3.30 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1972 AL  30 (3rd)
1974 AL  34 (3rd)
1975 AL  42 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1972 AL  3.6 (3rd)
1974 AL  3.8 (3rd)
1975 AL  4.6 (2nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1972 AL  34.26 (3rd)
1974 AL  44.08 (2nd)
1975 AL  51.56 (2nd)
Career  148.16 (86th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1972 AL  3.8 (5th)
1974 AL  2.9 (8th)
1975 AL  4.5 (4th)
Career  14.0 (129th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1967 AL  2.0 (10th)
1972 AL  3.8 (2nd)
1974 AL  4.7 (1st)
1975 AL  5.7 (2nd)
Career  14.7 (77th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1972 AL  4.4 (3rd)
1974 AL  5.2 (2nd)
1975 AL  5.8 (2nd)
Career  17.7 (71st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1972 AL  23 (2nd)
1974 AL  25 (2nd)
1975 AL  23 (4th)
1976 AL  24 (3rd)
Career  225 (68th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1968 AL  4 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1969 AL  1.000 (1st)
1971 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1965 AL  born 1946-04-08 (9th)
1966 AL  born 1946-04-08 (5th)

                                         

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 26 (68), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 151 (94), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 134 (54), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 42 (65), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (165th), 41.4 career WAR/35.1 7yr-peak WAR/38.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 8, 1964: Signed by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent.
  • December 16, 1974: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 31, 1974: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1965 19 Kansas City Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1966 20 Kansas City Athletics $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1967 21 Kansas City Athletics $13,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1968 22 Oakland Athletics $23,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/24/68 TSN:20000.00,
1969 23 Oakland Athletics $21,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1972 26 Oakland Athletics $50,000 ? 5/13/72 TSN
1973 27 Oakland Athletics $75,000 ? 2/10/73 TSN
1974 28 Oakland Athletics $100,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide $200K for 2 yrs; voided by arbitrator
1975 29 New York Yankees $640,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide $3.2M/5 yrs., incl. $1 M bonus, life ins., others
1976 30 New York Yankees $640,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide $3.2M/5 yrs., incl. $1 M bonus, life ins., others
1977 31 New York Yankees $640,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide $3.2M/5 yrs., incl. $1 M bonus, life ins., others
1978 32 New York Yankees $640,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide $3.2M/5 yrs., incl. $1 M bonus, life ins., others
1979 33 New York Yankees $640,000 ? 1975 TSN Guide $3.2M/5 yrs., incl. $1 M bonus, life ins., others
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,491,300
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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German: Catfish Hunter Statistik
French: Catfish Hunter statistiques
Japanese: キャットフィッシュ・ハンター 統計

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