Why was Catfish Hunter called catfish?
Asked By: Gigliola Picchi | Last Updated: 28th April, 2020
Category: sports baseball
Kansas City/Oakland AthleticsFinley gave Hunter the nickname "Catfish" in 1965 because he thought his 19-year-old pitcher needed a flashy nickname. In 1966 and 1967, Hunter was named to the American League All-Star team. Prior to the 1968 season, Finley moved the A's from Kansas City to Oakland.
Moreover, what did Catfish Hunter die from?
Lou Gehrig's disease
Beside above, when did Catfish Hunter play? 1965 Oakland Athletics
Similarly, when did Catfish Hunter die?
September 9, 1999
Is Catfish Hunter alive?