Mini Bio (1) Catfish Hunter was born on April 8, 1946 in Hertford, North Carolina, USA as James Augustus Hunter.When did Catfish Hunter throw thirty complete games?
Catfish Hunter threw thirty-complete games with the New York Yankees in 1975. The previous Bronx Bomber to reach that number was Carl Mays, in 1921, and no Yankee pitcher since has even come close. In 1976, Catfish started feeling pain in his right arm. In 1977, the pain escalated and remained present all season long.What was Catfish Hunter's Cy Young Award in 1974?
Hunter continued to win games, and in 1974 received both The Sporting News ' s "Pitcher of the Year" award and the American League Cy Young Award after going 25–12 with a league-leading 2.49 earned run average. The A's also won their third consecutive World Series.When did Catfish Hunter start for the Yankees?
The Yankees won three straight pennants with Hunter from 1976 to 1978. In 1976, Hunter became the fourth major league pitcher to win 200 games before the age of 31 and the only one since Walter Johnson in 1915, preceded by Cy Young and Christy Mathewson.