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Catfish Hunter

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Catfish Hunter

Catfish Hunter was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 3rd year of eligibility, 1987, with 76.3% of the vote.

The first table below presents Catfish Hunter's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Catfish Hunter
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1965KC119
32
7.49.50.437-0.8
0.0
7.89.90.441-0.70.1
1966KC120
30
11.513.40.460-0.5
0.5
10.711.50.481-0.00.9
1967KC121
37
17.316.80.5081.0
2.4
17.314.60.5422.03.4
1968OAK22
37
14.414.40.4990.7
1.8
16.117.60.4780.11.4
1969OAK23
42
15.716.60.4870.3
1.8
15.917.50.475-0.11.5
1970OAK24
42
16.115.80.5050.9
2.3
16.717.10.4930.52.0
1971OAK25
38
20.715.40.5743.6
5.1
18.716.30.5332.13.6
1972OAK26
39
19.513.70.5883.7
5.2
19.315.60.5532.74.2
1973OAK27
37
14.111.90.5421.3
2.5
14.515.70.481-0.41.0
1974OAK28
41
17.813.20.5752.6
4.0
17.313.50.5632.23.6
1975NYA29
39
19.214.10.5762.7
4.3
18.613.70.5752.64.2
1976NYA30
36
15.215.40.4980.1
1.4
16.915.90.5150.62.1
1977NYA31
22
8.09.10.468-0.4
0.4
7.69.50.445-0.80.1
1978NYA32
21
8.37.10.5390.6
1.4
6.66.30.5110.20.8
1979NYA33
19
4.96.90.416-0.9
-0.4
5.66.90.446-0.6-0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
512
210.1193.20.52114.9
32.8
209.4201.70.50910.528.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
22
8.07.60.512 1.18.18.90.475 0.6
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
534
218.1200.90.521
33.9
217.5210.70.509 29.3


Catfish Hunter was a workhorse starting pitcher through his prime. In the 10 seasons from 1967 - 1976, Hunter pitched at least 234 innings every season, peaking at a league-leading 328 innings (and a league-leading 30 complete games) in 1975.

Hunter earned 184 traditional wins over these ten seasons, including five consecutive 20-win seasons from 1971 - 1975. In addition to traditional pitcher wins, Hunter also amassed a lot of pWins during these seasons.

The next table shows the top 10 pitchers in pWins over these ten seasons.

Top Starting Pitchers, 1967 - 1975
(ranked by eWOPA, SP only)
pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Fergie Jenkins194.7161.123.639.0
2Gaylord Perry186.2165.216.331.9
3Tom Seaver182.6141.428.041.6
4Steve Carlton173.9154.517.130.9
5Catfish Hunter170.1147.316.930.9
6Mickey Lolich170.0168.06.921.8
7Don Sutton165.5147.115.929.3
8Phil Niekro164.0153.112.225.8
9Mike Cuellar150.8134.513.125.7
10Bob Gibson145.1116.920.531.5


Hunter not only pitched a lot over this time period; he pitched very well. So well, in fact, that he was one of the top 10 players in baseball over this time period, regardless of position, ranked by pWins over replacement level over this time period.

Top Starting Pitchers, 1967 - 1975
(ranked by eWOPA, SP only)
pWins pLosses pWOPA pWORL
1Joe L. Morgan203.6150.129.443.8
2Tom Seaver182.6141.428.041.6
3Fergie Jenkins194.7161.123.639.0
4Jim Palmer141.7101.024.135.0
5Reggie Jackson201.7155.817.732.3
6Gaylord Perry186.2165.216.331.9
7Bob Gibson145.1116.920.531.5
8Steve Carlton173.9154.517.130.9
9Catfish Hunter170.1147.316.930.9
10Johnny Bench162.4126.019.230.9




All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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