This day in baseball: Catfish Hunter’s perfect game

Today in baseball history, a good article about Catfish Hunter. Read, learn, and remember. Post by The Baseball Attic

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On 8 May 1968, twenty-two-year-old Jim “Catfish” Hunter pitched the first perfect game in the American League in forty-six years.  In front of a crowd of only 6,298 at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Hunter led the A’s in a 4-0 victory over the Twins.

The cherry on top of his once-in-a-lifetime pitching performance was Hunter’s performance at the plate.  He went 3-for-5 in the game, driving in three of the game’s four runs.  Talk about a one-man show!

The box score for the game can be found here.

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