Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Catfish Hunter -As you probably know, the nickname was given to him by Charlie Finley for no other reason than he thought it was colorful...Catfish, Cy Young and Christy Mathewson are the only pitchers to win 200 games by their 31st birthday...His HOF plaque show him with a blank cap, because he said he couldn't choose between the A's and the Yankees.
Hunter refused higher offers from San Diego and Kansas City to sign with the Yankees in 1975. I've always said to myself that if I had been a MLB player, I would have done everything possible to AVOID playing for The Evil Empire. Take that, Don Gullett!