James Augustus Hunter was the real name of one of the professional baseball players nicknamed Catfish. Most people know him as Catfish Hunter, born on April 8, 1946, but unfortunately died on September 9, 1999. He has also played as a pitcher for the Kansas City and New York Yankees.
Talking about his career, he was the first pitcher who connected to a victory of 200 career games since 1915. He is also regarded as baseball’s first big-money free agent as he was a member of five World Series championship teams.
Moreover, Hunter was retired in 1979 because he got persistent arm problems just before that. In 1987, he got entered into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He is no more after his diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, visit his top 5 quotes that will inspire you.
“The sun don’t shine on the same dog’s ass all the time.”― Catfish Hunter
“Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to win is.”― Catfish Hunter
“I had some friends here from North Carolina who’d never seen a homer, so I gave them a couple.”― Catfish Hunter
“The bigger the game, the better I liked it. Not that I was about to let anybody know I was excited. I approached every game the same way. One pitch, one hitter at a time.”― Catfish Hunter