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On this Date 1968 - HOF Catfish Hunter Pitches Perfect Game

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 05/08/22, 5:00AM EDT



May 8, 1968 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Jim “Catfish” Hunter pitched a perfect game for the Oakland A’s as they beat Minnesota 4-0 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Hunter also had three hits at the plate en route to pitching what was the fourth perfect game in American League history. He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1974.

Jim "Catfish" Hunter - NCSHOF