September 11, 2012

A baseball thing

Catfish Hunter
I like to trot around the internet and read about the old days of baseball. Yesterday I encountered this information in Wikipedia about Jim "Catfish" Hunter:
Charles O. Finley, owner of the Kansas City A's, gave Hunter the nickname "Catfish" in 1965 for no reason other than that he thought his new pitcher needed a flashy nickname.
Duh. The man looks like a catfish. Check out that mugshot. "No reason"?

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